Readership: Students and also scholars interested in human rights law and the role of human rights in international relations, political science, and international relations. Legal practitioners working on international human rights law issues for example with regard to the UN treaties, the European Court of Human Rights, and at the International Court of Justice.
Susan Marks, University Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Emmanuel College Cambridge, and Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and an Associate Academic Member of Matrix Chambers
"..one book, twenty-eight short essays on human rights issues in alphabetical order, one voice, and two international legal scholars. She, the pure academician from Cambridge University with a marked taste for political thought, whose post-modernist doctoral inquiry into democratic governance-The Riddle of All Constitutions-gained her wide doctrinal respect that her later work has not diminished. He, the Ph.D. from E.U.I. in Florence who accepted the call of Amnesty International to be their representative before the United Nations in New York prior to becoming a professor at the GIIS in Geneva in the late 1990s and who continues to produce a remarkable
record of scholarly writings, including his latest, the monumental Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors." - Human Rights Quarterly
"This is human rights law (and beyond) as seen by to young reputed cosmopolitan legal scholars in the early stages of the twenty-first century." - Human Rights Quarterly
"a rich and informed survey of debates, problems and illustrations of how human rights penetrate all spheres of life will fascinate people from many different disciplines." - Modern Law Review An excellent scholarly and introductory guide for graduate and doctoral students as well as practitioners[and]...also accessible to
anyone interested in approaching the contemporary world through the lenses of human rights...this comprehensive critical approach to human rights is bound to have future editions in the years to come.