Law and human rights

Publication date: 1 December 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) acknowledged the modern understanding of childhood. It formulated what children can expect as a set of rights as distinct from welfare or kindness from adults. This book examines the importance of child rights, and provides an overview of the key themes of the CRC.

Contributor: Purna Sen
Publication date: 1 August 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Describes the human rights Universal Periodic Review mechanism, shares experiences, and provides analysis of the Commonwealth countries that reported in the first year of the UPR process, by speaking equally to the three major stakeholders in the process - states, national human rights institutions and civil society organisations.

Contributor: Purna Sen, Jade Cochran
Publication date: 1 December 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents a comprehensive survey of the state of human rights, as measured by each country's formal engagement with the main international standards and norms, across the fifty-three member countries of the association. This report also includes articles on key human rights themes of global relevance.

Publication date: 1 October 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Makes recommendations for future good practice in the establishment and administration of final courts of appeal, based on discussions by Commonwealth law ministers and senior officials over the period 2003 to 2007.

Publication date: 1 November 2007
Format: Paperback

While many countries seek to improve their capacity to protect and promote human rights in accordance with constitutional imperatives and Commonwealth values, they often lack a clear roadmap on how to do so. Currently, there is no single and easy-to-use model which Commonwealth countries can use as a basis for planning the process.

Publication date: 1 November 2007
Format: Paperback

This is the first Commonwealth-wide comparative study of national human rights institutions (NHRIs), and is designed to help everyone interested in establishing and developing NHRIs to improve their effectiveness.

Contributor: Anthony Connerty
Publication date: 1 November 2006
Format: Paperback

A practical guide to international dispute resolution and settlement, especially in the fields of trade and commerce, investment, and intellectual property. The book will be of interest to readers worldwide who need to understand international dispute resolution processes and institutions.

Publication date: 1 June 2005
Format: Paperback

This Guide provides practical information on the International Criminal Court, the relevant principles of international law and the new laws adopted in each State. It will serve as an important guide for legal professionals and all those working in the criminal justice system.

Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policy-making, programme planning and implementation on gender and human rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policy-makers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics and civil society organisations grappling with these issues.

Contributor: Yash Ghai, Jill Cottrell
Publication date: 1 May 2004
Format: Paperback

Examines the record of jurisdictions in which attempts have been made at judicial enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights. Contributions provide insights into the methods, specificity, and limits of judicial enforcement.

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