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The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited by Dinah Shelton


This volume explores the principle and history of international human rights law. It addresses questions regarding the sources of human rights, its historical and cultural origins and its universality. It evaluates the effectiveness of procedures and international institutions in enforcing and ensuring compliance with human rights. This volume investigates the underlying structural principles that bind together the internationally-guaranteed rights and provide criteria for the emergence of new rights. It also evaluates whether the international human rights project has made a difference in the lives and well-being of individuals and groups around the world.

Bibliographic Information

Dinah Shelton, editor
Emeritus Manatt/Ahn Professor in International Law, George Washington University Law School; Member of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

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