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Part One Introduction, Ch.1 About this Book

From: Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings

Stefan Trechsel

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 June 2024

Subject(s):
Human rights — Civil and political rights — Children, rights — Crimes against humanity — Duty to investigate — National implementation

This book deals with human rights in criminal proceedings, that is, the various ways in which the regional and universal laws of fundamental rights and freedoms restrict the power of Contracting States, by requiring them to establish the prerequisites for the application of retributive sanctions against persons suspected of having acted against the law. The definitions of human rights and criminal proceedings are presented, and the procedures for the implementation of human rights are discussed, along with the international criminal court(s), criminal proceedings against children and juveniles, and domestic case-law. The international law on human rights is examined from four perspectives: geographical, legal, ‘political’, and ‘scientific’.

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