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BOOKS

Human Rights of Older People: Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

El Debido Proceso Legal
Tomo I: Parte I y Parte II

 
 
 

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW

The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Peoples and International Human Rights Law 2013

The Rights of Indigenous People and International Human Rights Law, 2012

Articles and Essays Analyzing the Rights of Children and International Human Rights Law, 2011

     
 

BOOKS

Human Rights of Older People: Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives, 2015

This book focuses on descriptions of the developments in legal frameworks and policies regarding the human rights of older persons. First, it covers the policies adopted and practices developed at the universal system, particularly within the sphere of the United Nations. Second, it includes a side-by-side comparison of the work of regional human rights mechanisms, which have picked up some momentum in the past decade. Through its inclusion of law, policy, and current processes, the widest net possible has been cast to collect a descriptive resource for advocates.

Overall, we hope that this book contributes to a better understanding of the current limitations and possibilities that international institutions offer to uphold the human rights of older persons.  We expect that this information will allow states and other policy makers to move forward with the international recognition of the human rights of older persons.  We know this is only a first effort in compiling and reporting the standards that are being produced by different international institutions.  But we have no doubt that many others will follow with their expert analysis of these emerging standards, and that the ongoing discussion will finally crystalize in international human rights binding instruments explicitly recognizing the universal rights of older persons.

El Debido Proceso Legal Tomo I y II

Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law, 2010

This innovative and timely Handbook brings together the work of 25 leading human rights scholars from all over the world to consider a broad range of human rights topics. 

The book discusses a wide range of contemporary themes, for example jurisdictional issues, such as human rights in the private sphere and extra-territorial obligations. It also deals with global and regional human rights systems, intersections with other areas of international law and practice, such as international criminal law and globalisation, and specific human rights topics including terrorism and indigenous peoples. 

Providing an excellent grounding for scholars seeking to understand the major topics within the discipline, this topical book is accessible to the novice human rights scholar, yet of great interest to the most seasoned human rights researcher. It will strongly appeal to law academics as well as students and practitioners of human rights.

Advocating for Human Rights, 2009

Moot Court competitions constitute an alternative model of human rights training, giving students the skills to contribute to the development of international human rights law and thus make them qualified advocates for human rights change in their home countries and abroad. By focusing on the perfection of oral as well as written skills, participants are more likely to be successful not only in cases brought before their home courts, but in front of international tribunals and other organs. Such competitions have opened the doorway for more human rights classes in law schools, more clinical training programs, more NGOs dedicated to human rights law, and overall more lawyers dedicated to participating in an expanded notion of a human rights community.As demonstrated in this volume, moot court competitions have revolutionized human rights legal education in Africa, Europe and the Americas. The yearly Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition was established in 1995. The full text of the hypothetical cases, bench memoranda, and winning memorials from the first ten years of this Competition are included as a resource to be used creatively by scholars, NGOs, international organizations, governments, practitioners, students, etc, to further promote human rights legal obligations.

The International Dimension of Human Rights, 2008

This publication is the result of a joint effort between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law. The casebook is designed to help members of national judiciaries improve their understanding, analysis and application of international human rights standards. These standards contribute an essential catalogue of the fundamental rights and freedoms that are found in the core principles of all modern democracies. There is no doubt that the effective application of human rights law provides a more favorable environment for poverty reduction, economic growth and legal security. It includes extracts of judgments, reports and opinions of international supervisory organs and domestic judicial tribunals, as well as the work of scholars in this subject.

The Prohibition of Torture and III-Treatment in the Inter-American Human Rights System, 2008

This handbook provides a guide to the practice, procedures and case law of the Inter-American System regarding the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. The goal of this publication is to contribute to the understanding of these issues by human advocates and to address their need to develop effective strategies for international and domestic litigation, as well as advocacy plans to end torture and other ill-treatment in countries where this practice is endemic or tolerated.

Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, 2006

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW

Proceedings of the Human Rights Award:

Each year, the best submissions in English and Spanish for the Human Rights Award of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law are published in the American University International Law Review.  This annual issue includes essays and articles discussing contemporary issues of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. The goal of the publication is to provide an academic venue for scholarly writings of human rights experts, activists and students. By publishing their work, we seek to contribute quality legal writings on particular topics of relevance to the development of this dynamic area of the law. In addition, the publication reflects the diversity of cultures and languages that characterize our interconnected world. By publishing articles in both English and Spanish, we enhance and broaden the voices that shape international human rights and humanitarian law in the future. Articles for the book are received based on invitation or commission.

HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

Year
Language
Topic

2013

ENGLISH

SPANISH


The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Peoples and International Human Rights Law

Los Derechos de las Personas Lesbianas, Homosexuales, Bisexuales y Transexuales y el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

     

2012

ENGLISH

SPANISH


The Rights of Indigenous People and International Human Rights Law

El Derecho de los Pueblos Indígenas y el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos


2011

ENGLISH

SPANISH


The Rights of Children and International Human Rights Law

El Derecho de los Niños y el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos


2010

ENGLISH

SPANISH


The Right to Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law

El Derecho a la Libertad de Expresión y el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos


2009

ENGLISH

SPANISH


60 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: its contemporary normative impact

60 Años de la Declaración Americana de los Derechos y Deberes del Hombre:
Su impacto normativo actual


2008

ENGLISH


International Human Rights Law and the Protection of the Environment


2007

ENGLISH


Reparations in International Human Rights Law


2006

ENGLISH


Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Legal Approaches and the Contributions of Case Law


2005

ENGLISH


The Prohibition of Torture Under International Law


2004

ENGLISH


Criminal Responsibility of Individuals in International Law


2003

ENGLISH


Human Rights Regional Systems