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Oxford University Press
29 October 2015
The fully revised and updated Third Edition of Remedies in International Human Rights Law provides a comprehensive analysis of the law governing international and domestic remedies for human rights violations. It reviews and examines the texts and the jurisprudence on this key area of human rights law. It is an essential practical and theoretical resource for policymakers, scholars, and students negotiating and litigating issues of redress for victims. The Third Edition incorporates the major developments in remedial human rights jurisprudence. Internationally, the United Nations and the International Criminal Court have issued reparations guidelines; the International Court of Justice has for the first time awarded compensation for human rights violations; the International Law Commission has considered the humanitarian responsibility of international organizations; and new international petition procedures and policies on redress have entered into force. Regionally, in Asia and Africa, human rights bodies have adopted new human rights accords and legal judgments; in Europe, the human rights case load unceasingly increases. Nationally, the jurisprudence of historical reparations has come to the fore, as has the juridical consideration of economic and social rights. All of these developments are analysed in context and create a comprehensive and accessible portrait of the state of remedial human rights law today.
By:   Dinah Shelton (Emeritus Manatt/Ahn Professor in International Law Emeritus Manatt/Ahn Professor in International Law George Washington University Law School)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   916g
ISBN:   9780199588824
ISBN 10:   0199588821
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   29 October 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dinah Shelton is Emeritus Manatt/Ahn Professor at the George Washington University Law School. She served as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2010-2014) and in 2010 she was president of the Commission. Professor Shelton is the author of three prize-winning books, Protecting Human Rights in the Americas (co-authored with Thomas Buergenthal), Remedies in International Human Rights Law, and the three-volume Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. In 2013, Professor Shelton was awarded the Goler Butcher Prize in Human Rights.

Reviews for Remedies in International Human Rights Law

`Review from previous edition '... a valuable overview of the law and practice governing remedies ... urges litigants to show greater attention to their requests for remedies-a task that will unquestionably be far more feasible with the publication of this book ... a valuable resource. Indeed, because of Shelton's comprehensive approach and her important, well-documented conclusions, the book will undoubtedly change the international discourse on the problem of providing remedies for human rights violations.' ' The American Journal of International Law `'...the greatest strength of this book lies in its ability to digest a hugely disparate range of remedial jurisprudence and present it in a fashion that is not only accessible, but which is of such detail as to be most useful to academics, practitioners, and students.' ' Chris Blegy, Cambridge Law Journal `'...will be of great interest to anyone, practitioners and academics alike, with an interest in human rights law...' ' International and Comparative Law Quarterly


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