The legal nature of international human rights

by Michael K. Addo

The role and influence human rights in society has been enhanced by its association with international law and yet despite this legal springboard, the scope of its legal nature remains uncertain. By analysing the work of international human rights courts and treaty bodies alongside a brief historical review, this book assesses the distinctive legal dimension of human rights. It concludes that the legalisation of human rights is an unplanned and evolving social construct that continues under the managerial oversight of international human rights courts and treaty bodies which employ the primary tool of treaty interpretation. These characteristics of the legal environment of human rights in international law provide a good appreciation of the law itself and its limits.

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Table of Treaties and Other International Instruments List of Cases
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - The Indeterminacy of Human Rights I. Introduction II. Human Rights and International Law III. Basis of human rights indeterminacy IV. Reactions V. A Way Forward Chapter 2 - The Evolution of human rights in international Law I. Introduction II. The Facilitation Stage III. The Legalisation Stage IV. Critique of Scholarship V. Concluding Remarks Chapter 3 - Human Rights and the Rule of Law I. Introduction II. Transformation and Trasubstantiation III. Effects of Legalisation IV. Concluding Remarks Chapter 4 - The United Nations Human Rights Treaties I. Introduction II. Law in Treaty Texts III. Human Rights Law and Cultural Diversity IV. Effectiveness V. Concluding Remarks Chapter 5 - The European Convention on Human Rights I. Introduction II. Law in the Convention III. The Power of Interpretation IV. Redress V. Limits to Transformative Interpretation VI. Concluding Remarks Chapter 6 - The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights I. Introduction II. Law in the Charter III. Interpreting the Charter IV. The Charter in National Practice V. Concluding Remarks Chapter 7 - The American Convention on Human Rights I. Introduction II. Textual Indicators and the Rule of Law III. Approaches to Interpretation IV. Enforced Disappearances V. Cultural Diversity VI. Concluding Remarks Chapter 8 - Conclusions and Implications of Legalisation: A Special Regime? I. Introduction II. Broad Conclusions III. Special Regime IV. The Opinion on The Genocide Convention V. The European Convention on Human Rights VI. The American Convention on Human Rights VII. The Human Rights Committee General Comment Number 24 VIII. Consequences of Human Rights Treaty Practice IX. Lessons on 'Special' Character Bibliography
  • Index

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書名 The legal nature of international human rights
著作者等 Addo, Michael K.
シリーズ名 International studies in human rights
出版元 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xxxii, 549 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789004173903
NCID BB02527158
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ
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