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Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century: The role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Edited by: Marco Odello, Sofia Cavandoli

ISBN13: 9780415724494
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: Uk
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2011)
Price: £34.99
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This book provides a set of studies and reflections on emerging human rights on the basis of developments in law that have taken place since the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

The book focuses on issues and rights that were not originally included in the Universal Declaration but have become emerging areas of human rights including the right to environmental protection, humanitarian aid and human rights, and the right to democratic governance.

The contributors to the volume consider these developing rights in the light of contemporary national and international law, but also consider the wider picture and the contexts in which human rights may have effect. The book maps out areas of emerging rights, taking into consideration the aims and purposes of the Universal Declaration adopted in 1948 and considers the evolution of the human rights regimes and law.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. "Virtual World, real rights?" Human Rights and the Internet, Diane Rowland
2. The dilemma of Intervention: Human rights and the UN Security Council, Emma McClean
3. The UDHR at 60: Has a Right to Democratic Governance Emerged Yet?, Richard Burchill and Sofia Cavandoli;
4. Human Rights Dimensions of Contemporary Environmental Protection, Engobo Emeseh;
5. Offenders, Deviants or Patients? Human rights and incarcerated offenders with mental health issues, Gareth Norris
6. Indigenous Rights in the Democratic State, Marco Odello
7. An International Convention on the Rights of Older People?, John Williams
8. The Early Practice of the International Criminal Court: Building Legitimacy?, Robert Cryer
9. Towards Achieving a Balance: Humanitarian Aid, Human Rights and Corruption, Indira Carr and Susan Breau
10. Conclusions, Marco Odello and Sofia Cavandoli