About the series

Human Rights Research Series

The Human Rights Research Series’ central research theme is the nature and meaning of international standards in the field of human rights, their application and promotion in the national legal order, their interplay with national standards, and the international supervision of such application. Anyone directly involved in the definition, study, implementation, monitoring, or enforcement of human rights will find this series an indispensable reference tool.

The Series is published together with the world famous Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (formerly School of Human Rights Research), a joint effort by human rights researchers in the Netherlands.

Editorial Board: Prof. dr. Antoine Buyse (Utrecht University), Prof. dr. Fons Coomans (Maastricht University), Prof. dr. Yvonne Donders (Chair - University of Amsterdam), Dr. Antenor Hallo de Wolf (University of Groningen), Prof. dr. Kristin Henrard (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Prof. dr. Nicola Jägers (Tilburg University), Prof. Titia Loenen (Leiden University) Prof. dr. Janne Nijman (T.M.C. Asser Instituut) and Prof. dr. Brigit Toebes (University of Groningen).

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Available volumes

  1. Fundamental Rights Violations by Private Actors and the Procedure before the European Court of Human Rights
    250 pp. | paperback

    Article 34 of the European Convention on Human Rights prescribes that individual applications must be directed against one of the Convention States. Consequently, private actors involved in proceedings against other private actors before domestic courts must complain about State (in)action in their application to the European Court of Human Rights. In other words, originally 'horizontal' conflicts must be 'verticalised' in order to be admissib...
  2. Nationality and Statelessness in Europe
    286 pp. | paperback

    Statelessness remains an issue of concern in Europe. Stateless persons often experience problems with accessing basic rights, despite the proclamation of human rights and a right to a nationality for all. Various attempts have been made to address the issue of statelessness, for instance through the adoption of the United Nations Statelessness Conventions, but also by European regional cooperation mechanisms. This book analyses and places into...
    €66.04 €94.34
  3. Labour Exploitation in Human Trafficking Law
    301 pp. | paperback

    The 2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime provides the first internationally agreed definition of the human trafficking. However, in failings to clarify the exact scope and meaning of exploitation, it has created an ambiguity as to what constitutes exploitation of labour in criminal law. The internatio...
    €59.50 €85.-
  4. At the Frontiers of State Responsibility
    310 pp. | paperback

    States cooperate to stem irregular migration flows, yet migration control agreements often result in widespread violations of the socio-economic rights of people on the move contained in the Global South. This book examines the States that are responsible for these violations.
    €52.50 €75.-
  5. Blurred Lines of Responsibility and Accountability
    286 pp. | paperback

    This book discusses how delivering a Mega-Sporting Event (MSE) can impact human rights and highlights the challenges of dealing with cases of MSE-related human rights abuses and establishing legal responsibility.
    €52.50 €75.-
  6. Looking at Law through Children's Eyes
    454 pp. | paperback

    Since the adoption of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, all children in the world have rights that are protected by states - at least in theory. In practice, children's rights are grossly violated on a daily basis and on a global scale. This publication proposes that a better understanding of children's rights violations may be achieved if looking at law from a child's perspective.
    €63.- €90.-
  7. Culture in the State Reporting Procedure of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies
    378 pp. | paperback

    Ever since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 there has been a debate on the issue of universality and cultural diversity. The UN human rights treaty bodies have an important role to play in ensuring a proper balance between safeguarding the universality of the rights, while at the same time leaving room for cultural particularities. This book examines how the UN treaty bodies, in particular the Human Rights Comm...
    €70.- €100.-
  8. The Transformative Potential of a Vulnerability Focus in Basic Assistance Policies
    464 pp. | paperback

    The term 'vulnerability' is often used in law and policy to refer to disadvantaged, marginalized or excluded human beings. This book explores how a vulnerability focus in basic assistance policies can contribute to substantive equality and therefore to the realization of universal human rights in the migration context. It concentrates on the potential that such a vulnerability focus can have to mitigate stigmatization and stereotyping and to f...
    €72.80 €104.-
  9. A Re-examination of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a Political Society in the Light of the Principle of Human Dignity
    352 pp. | paperback

    This book investigates what normative justification can be provided for economic, social and cultural rights guaranteed under international law and how this justification can or should impact the State obligations emerging from these rights.
    €58.10 €83.-
  10. Towards a Regime of Responsibility of Armed Groups in International Law
    247 pp. | paperback

    Armed groups have played a predominant role in violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law committed in conflict settings. The aim of this book is to examine how the principles of international responsibility could be developed and adjusted to account for armed groups as collective entities.
    €55.30 €79.-
  11. Trapped in a Religious Marriage
    396 pp. | paperback

    This book offers a human rights perspective of the phenomenon of marital captivity within Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim communities in both secular and non-secular States.
    €62.30 €89.-
  12. Process-based Fundamental Rights Review
    466 pp. | paperback

    Courts often rely on process-based fundamental rights review. This means that they examine the diligence, fairness, and quality of legislative, administrative, and judicial procedures to determine whether fundamental rights have been violated. This book offers an in-depth and nuanced understanding of process-based fundamental rights review which will support courts in developing well-balanced procedural approaches, and will assist scholars in ...
    €70.- €100.-
  13. Realising the Right to Water and Sanitation in Nigeria
    534 pp. | paperback

    Recognition of the right to water and sanitation is an important and global issue. This book investigates how this right can be realised from the context of Nigeria and other States in similar circumstances.
    €62.30 €89.-
  14. Towards a Sustainable Human Right to Water
    264 pp. | paperback

    Towards a Sustainable Human Right to Water is a timely examination of a critical and time-sensitive subject in the field of human rights law. The book poses the critical question how the concept of sustainable development can contribute to the sustainable realisation of the human right to water for vulnerable people. It takes a three step approach in providing an answer to this fundamental question of our time.
    €50.75 €72.50
  15. Advancing the Right to Health Care in China

    Publication date: January 14, 2019<
    Advancing the Right to Health Care in China
    374 pp. | paperback

    Advancing the Right to Health Care in China analyses the role of accountability, a Western concept that has recently been introduced to China, in advancing the right to health care in light of China's unique political, legal and social background.
    €51.45 €73.50
  16. Collective Reparations

    Publication date: September 28, 2018<
    Collective Reparations
    426 pp. | paperback

    This book presents the first study on collective reparations. It aims to shed light on the legal framework, content and scope of collective reparations, and to the relationship between collective reparations and the individual right to reparations.
    €62.30 €89.-
  17. Situation Selection Regime at the International Criminal Court
    440 pp. | paperback

    The International Criminal Court is neither able nor intended to investigate all situations of crisis across the world. Selectivity is unavoidable for the operation of this international organization. However, the authority of the Prosecutor of the Court to select and prioritize a situation over other situations is not unfettered.
    €66.50 €95.-
  18. Privacy as Virtue

    Publication date: June 30, 2017<
    Privacy as Virtue
    230 pp. | paperback

    Privacy as Virtue discusses whether a rights-based approach to privacy regulation still suffices to address the challenges triggered by new data processing techniques such as Big Data and mass surveillance.
    €45.50 €65.-
  19. Limits of Fundamental Rights Protection by the EU
    342 pp. | paperback

    Using insights gained from the development of positive obligations by the European Court of Human Rights, this volume analyses the possibility of incorporating positive obligations into EU law.
    €55.30 €79.-
  20. Human Rights and Drug Control

    Publication date: January 27, 2017<
    Human Rights and Drug Control
    352 pp. | paperback

    Human Rights and Drug Control analyses a human rights interpretation of the international drug-control framework with an emphasis on advancing the access to controlled essential medicines in resource-constrained countries.
    €55.30 €79.-
  21. Rights and Wrongs under the ECHR

    Publication date: October 21, 2016<
    Rights and Wrongs under the ECHR
    304 pp. | paperback

    This study seeks to shed light on the prohibition of abuse of rights in Article 17 ECHR in order to contribute to a more coherent interpretation of this provision.
    €48.30 €69.-
  22. The Theory, Potential and Practice of Procedural Dialogue in the European Convention on Human Rights System
    639 pp. | paperback

    Dialogue is the new buzzword for the European Convention on Human Rights (Convention) system. Judges throughout Europe have welcomed and encouraged dialogue, and references to the notion have become commonplace at conferences and in academic writing. Yet although the buzz has intensified, exactly why dialogue can be of added value is not often examined. Nor do those who rely on the notion usually explain how exactly it can be operationalised i...
    €69.30 €99.-
  23. The Killing of Death

    Publication date: February 5, 2016<
    The Killing of Death
    388 pp. | paperback

    This study deals with the phenomenon of genocide denialism, and in particular how it operates in the context of the genocide against the Tutsi.
    €62.30 €89.-
  24. The principle of legality in European criminal law
    360 pp. | paperback

    This book develops a theory for the principle of legality in European criminal law. Its focus is on the legitimising and normative functions of this principle.
    €55.30 €79.-
  25. Humanitarian Assistance and State Sovereignty in International Law
    626 pp. | paperback

    This book aims to systematically address the challenges caused by humanitarian crises and the provision of humanitarian assistance.
    €66.50 €95.-
  26. The Long and Winding Road to Equality and Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
    444 pp. | paperback

    This book examines several aspects of the equality and non-discrimination norms in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
    €59.50 €85.-
  27. Morally Sensitive Issues and Cross-Border Movement in the EU
    726 pp. | paperback

    Within the European Union there is considerable diversity in morally sensitive issues like legal recognition of same-sex relationships or reproductive matters, such as abortion, assisted human reproduction (AHR) and surrogacy.
    €77.- €110.-
  28. The Investigation Phase in International Criminal Procedure
    1040 pp. | paperback

    The investigation phase in international criminal procedure has so far received less attention than the trial phase itself. This book seeks to cover this gap.
    €104.30 €149.-
  29. The Child in ICC Proceedings

    Publication date: September 3, 2015<
    The Child in ICC Proceedings
    278 pp. | paperback

    This study examines the procedural implications of child participation in the proceedings before the International Criminal Court
    €45.50 €65.-
  30. Accepting Assistance in the Aftermath of Disasters
    246 pp. | paperback

    Disasters have a devastating effect on the lives of people. It is of essential importance that the response to a disaster is as effective and adequate as possible to limit and alleviate suffering. To this end, affected states can make use of offers of humanitarian assistance made by other states, international (humanitarian) organisations and NGOs. When in such cases the affected state refuses to accept international humanitarian assistance, t...
    €41.30 €59.-
  31. Faith in Public Debate

    Publication date: April 10, 2015<
    Faith in Public Debate
    638 pp. | paperback

    Should a politician be free to fiercely attack the religion of a sector of the population? Should he be allowed to strongly reject the culture of a particular minority group? Should religious adherents be allowed to advocate the transition from a democratic to a theocratic state? Should a satirical magazine be free to mock religious figures and practices? These sort of questions concern ‘the place of faith in public debate’ and continue to dom...
    €68.60 €98.-
  32. The Privatized Art of War

    Publication date: February 5, 2015<
    The Privatized Art of War
    480 pp. | paperback

    In the modern globalized world, so-called private military and security companies (PMSCs) are employed by a variety of actors in times of both war and peace. They are employed by, and perform a plethora of services for, not only international organizations, NGOs and multinationals, but also States. Given that there are still regulatory gaps in the national and international legal frameworks applicable to PMSCs and that the lines of responsibil...
    €59.50 €85.-
  33. Prevention of Genocide under International Law
    360 pp. | paperback

    This book studies the pivotal obligation to prevent genocide under international law and more particularly the extent of that obligation under the Genocide Convention and customary international law. The author puts forward a distinction between primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention.
    €59.50 €85.-
  34. Rights, Scarcity, and Justice
    214 pp. | paperback

    Can human rights really protect people from want? If one is lacking medical care or housing, can one really go to a judge and ask for the provision of such goods and services? These questions have proved divisive for academics, politicians and judges working in the field of human rights. Some consider that there is no real difference between civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights. Others think that economic, social...
    €45.50 €65.-
  35. The Domestic Impact and Effectiveness of the Process of State Reporting under the UN Rights Treaties
    454 pp. | paperback

    The number of international human rights treaties and monitoring mechanisms has grown considerably over the past decades. States are increasingly confronted with criticism as to their domestic human rights record. What is the effect of all these treaties, monitoring and criticism? Do they lead to changes and improvements?
    €59.50 €85.-
  36. Access to Medicines

    Publication date: June 25, 2014<
    Access to Medicines
    494 pp. | paperback

    Millions of people worldwide lack adequate access to medicines, particularly in developing countries. This book focuses on one aspect of access to medicines: the affordability of essential medicines, and its connection to human rights and patents.
    €63.- €90.-
  37. Excusable Evil

    Publication date: June 12, 2014<
    Excusable Evil
    397 pp. | paperback

    This book provides an analysis of cases featuring complete defences at international criminal courts (IMT, IMTFE, ICTY, ICTR and ICC).
    €56.- €80.-
  38. Transforming Discriminatory Sex Roles and Gender Stereotyping
    320 pp. | paperback

    Gender-based violence against women is a stubborn problem worldwide. This book explores the transformation of sex roles and gender stereotyping, and interrogates, in the specific context of Jamaica, the implementation of Article 5(a) CEDAW for a social and cultural transformation and the realisation of women’s right to be free from gender-based violence.
    €48.30 €69.-
  39. Actus Reus and Participation in European Criminal Law
    586 pp. | paperback

    With the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon the competences of the European Union in the realm of criminal law have greatly expanded. The Union, in a multitude of legislative instruments, requires its Member States to criminalize a big variety of harmful conducts. Although the Union frequently refers to conduct, attempt and participation in its legislation, it fails to determine what these concepts should denote to. This book fills this...
    €66.50 €95.-
  40. Remedial Secession

    Publication date: April 9, 2013<
    Remedial Secession
    386 pp. | paperback

    It is increasingly suggested in literature that a right to unilateral secession, stemming from the right to self-determination of peoples, may arise as ultimum remedium in case of serious injustices suffered by a people. This book examines the conventional content and meaning of the right to self-determination and scrutinizes whether the various sources of international law disclose (traces of) a right to remedial secession.
    €52.50 €75.-
  41. Religious Symbols in Public Functions: Unveiling State Neutrality
    338 pp. | paperback

    Religious symbols have generated controversy in many circles, be they religious or secular, public or private, and within or outside academia. This book singles out a particularly contentious issue: religious symbols in public functions and focuses on the judiciary, the police and public education.
    €48.30 €69.-
  42. European Non-Discrimination Law
    378 pp. | paperback

    Contemporary multicultural issues in Europe raise the question whether the overlap between the non-discrimination regimes of the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe in the field of public employment may lead to conflicting case law. Would the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) address potential sex, race and religious discrimination in a similar manner or would the Courts take ...
    €52.50 €75.-
  43. Successive and Additional Measures to the TRC Amnesty Scheme in South Africa:
    236 pp. | paperback

    The process of the transformation, reconciliation, development and reconstruction of South African society had not been finalised when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Amnesty Committee had reached the end of their mandates in 1998 and 2003 respectively. It is therefore imperative to implement measures to address "unfinished business" which should be approached in such a manner that the initiatives complement and build up...
    €59.50 €85.-
  44. Mens rea and defences in European criminal law
    624 pp. | paperback

    In the past decades, the process of European integration has influenced all fields of law, and eventually also criminal law. European legislation now requires Member States to criminalize all sorts of harmful conduct but does not determine the full scope of criminal liability, omitting to define general principles of criminal law such as ‘intention’. This book aims to remedy this by establishing what mens rea and defences should look like in E...
    €73.50 €105.-
  45. Corruption: A Violation of Human Rights and a Crime Under International Law?
    491 pp. | paperback

    Corruption currently receives an increasing amount of attention from scholars and practitioners in various disciplines, including law. While the phenomenon is as old as mankind, the last fifteen years saw the rise of many anti-corruption treaties, aimed at criminalisation, prevention and cooperation. At the same time, there seems to be relatively little work done on corruption in the field of human rights law or international criminal law. Thi...
    €66.50 €95.-
  46. Amnesty justified?

    Publication date: June 14, 2012<
    Amnesty justified?
    270 pp. | paperback

    The manner in which South Africa dealt with its past and the process of granting amnesty through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is generally considered legitimate. This is not the case, however, for many other amnesties granted in times of political transition or in post-conflict situations. National efforts to establish peace and democracy often clash with international legal demands. The core question of this study is what kind of a...
    €41.30 €59.-
  47. The Human Right to Equal Access to Health Care
    254 pp. | paperback

    The right to equal access to health care is a fundamental principle that is part of the human right to health care. For victims of a violation of the human right to equal access to health care it is important that a judicial or quasi-judicial human rights body can adjudicate their complaints in this regard. This book analyses the justiciability of the human right to equal access to health care. It examines how cases concerning unequal access t...
    €55.30 €79.-
  48. Enforced Disappearance

    Publication date: February 24, 2012<
    Enforced Disappearance
    549 pp. | paperback

    In late 2010, the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) entered into force. The present study addresses the question of determining state responsibility under the ICPPED, based on a framework that harmonises the protection afforded by this convention with the experiences of victims of enforced disappearance. The premise is that such an approach enhances the protection from this grave hu...
    €66.50 €95.-
  49. Hate Speech Revisited

    Publication date: December 17, 2011<
    Hate Speech Revisited
    373 pp. | paperback

    Criminal law on hate speech has become a hotly debated topic in the past decade. How to deal with hate speech in an increasingly pluralist society has become a pressing question. This comparative study deals with how ideas behind the law on hate speech and extreme speech in the Netherlands and England and Wales – including the influence of European and international law – have developed since 2001 and how this can be explained by reference to ...
    €55.30 €79.-
  50. A Disrupted Balance?

    Publication date: December 15, 2011<
    A Disrupted Balance?
    638 pp. | paperback

    Since the 9/11 attacks combating terrorism has gained top priority within Dutch politics. This book discusses the scope of the preventive-oriented Dutch anti-terrorism legislation and its impact on fundamental legal rights and principles of law as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. It analyses criminal liability for terrorist offences and discuses in particular the level of suspicion that is required to apply state powers to...
    €66.50 €95.-
  51. Reconciling Privatization with Human Rights
    750 pp. | paperback

    Under the influence of globalization many countries have been compelled to privatize the provision of a number of State and public services. This trend has been met with skepticism from the human rights world. In this study, the privatization phenomenon is analyzed with the aim of establishing whether it can be reconciled with the human rights obligations of States..
    €73.50 €105.-
  52. Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression and of the Media: Dynamics and Dilemmas
    668 pp. | paperback

    This book offers a rigorous, theory-based, and uniquely comprehensive, analysis of European and international legal standards shaping minorities’ right to freedom of expression. The analysis pays particular attention to the instrumental role played by traditional and new forms of media in ensuring that the right to freedom of expression of persons belonging to minorities is effective in practice.
    €66.50 €95.-
  53. Interpretation of Fundamental Rights in a Multilevel Legal System
    454 pp. | paperback

    Fundamental rights provisions are known for their relatively vague and general formulation. As a result, judges dealing with these provisions are confronted with many and often controversial interpretative choices. These interpretative choices already present judges operating in a national context with difficulties, but that is even more so for European judges of the ECtHR and the CJEU. This volume analyses the use legal interpretation methods...
    €59.50 €85.-
  54. The United Nations, the Evolution of Global Values and International Law
    526 pp. | paperback

    In this book, Otto Spijkers describes how moral values have determined the founding of the United Nations Organization in 1945 and the evolution of its purposes, principles and policies since then.
    €56.- €80.-
  55. Disability and Employment

    Publication date: September 20, 2011<
    Disability and Employment
    414 pp. | paperback

    Based on an analysis of the newly-adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and present-day interpretations of international and European human rights instruments, this book seeks to define a contemporary disability human rights approach for the field of employment.
    €49.- €70.-
  56. Procedural Justice?

    Publication date: September 2, 2011<
    Procedural Justice?
    452 pp. | paperback

    In early 2006, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights called for more detailed research into the relevant international standards and national and international practices concerning the role of victims in criminal proceedings. In response to this call and the increased attention paid to victims at international criminal institutions, this study explores the role of victims in international criminal proceedings.
    €49.- €70.-
  57. Male captus bene detentus?

    Publication date: September 24, 2010<
    Male captus bene detentus?
    1195 pp. | paperback

    The infamous abduction of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina on 11 May 1960 and the recent kidnapping of suspected terrorist Abu Omar in Italy on 17 June 2003 show that the use of irregular means was and is still considered an option in apprehending suspects, especially when the interests are (considered to be) strong. This study’s central question is how the ICC currently copes with the dilemmas that a male captus case can give rise to and how this ...
    €90.30 €129.-
  58. Scattered Families

    Publication date: April 21, 2010<
    Scattered Families
    228 pp. | paperback

    When people are forced to flee their country, their families fall apart. This also applies to the 37,000 Afghans who found refuge in the Netherlands. The qualitative research in this book among 37 Afghans in the Netherlands and their families gives insight in how these refugees (re)construct and perceive their family life within and across borders; at the nuclear family level, within the Western diaspora, and with family members who stayed be...
    €45.50 €65.-
  59. Preventing Irreparable Harm

    Publication date: February 12, 2010<
    Preventing Irreparable Harm
    1200 pp. | paperback

    International human rights adjudicators, while facing urgent cases, have used provisional measures in order to prevent irreparable harm, e.g. to order States to halt an expulsion, the execution of a death sentence, destruction of the natural habitat, or to ensure access to health care in detention or protection against death threats. This book addresses the question how such provisional measures can be made as persuasive as possible.
    €90.30 €129.-
  60. Towards Corporate Liability in International Criminal Law
    318 pp. | paperback

    Seeking to address the problem of corporate involvement in grave human rights abuse, i.e. genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, this study explores the desirability and feasibility of subjecting business enterprises to regulation through international criminal law.
    €48.30 €69.-
  61. Women's Rights Are Human Rights

    Publication date: November 16, 2009<
    Women's Rights Are Human Rights
    318 pp. | paperback

    'Women's rights are human rights!' This notion may seem self evident, as the United Nations system for the promotion and the protection of human rights builds on the idea of equality in dignity and rights of men and women. Yet, as was convincingly showed by critics of this international system, it is not.
    €52.50 €75.-
  62. The Future of Human Rights Impact Assessments of Trade Agreements
    252 pp. | paperback

    In an age of globalization, free trade should be synonymous with prosperity for all. Yet too often small farmers, indigenous peoples, people with HIV and others are left out of the picture. The Future of Human Rights Impact Assessments of Trade Agreements proposes a new way to make free trade work for all people.
    €41.30 €59.-
  63. Terrorism and Anti-Terror Legislation: The Terrorised Legislator?
    444 pp. | paperback

    The present volume deals with terrorism, both the legislative reactions to it and its impact on human rights. It is argued that the preservation of human rights is vital for the prevention of terrorism, encompassing state and non-state terrorism alike.
    €55.30 €79.-
  64. Advocating for Accountability: Civic-State Interactions to Protect Refugees in South Africa
    258 pp. | paperback

    This book discusses the dynamics of civic-state interactions aimed at the state’s obligations to promote, protect and fulfil human rights. Through the lens of refugee rights advocacy in South Africa in the first decade of its post-1994 period of democracy, this book examines and explains the circumstances under which civic-state interactions can lead to structural change, and what these interactions can teach us about the potential of civic so...
    €38.50 €55.-
  65. Hazard or Right?

    Publication date: May 5, 2009<
    Hazard or Right?
    310 pp. | paperback

    While opening a new dialogue on the right to development as an instrument to combat development hazards, this book reveals the complex interface between human rights and development as actually practised.
    €41.30 €59.-
  66. Nationality Matters

    Publication date: November 29, 2008<
    Nationality Matters
    504 pp. | paperback

    This study is devoted to answering the question whether the international community now has the necessary tools at its disposal to respond effectively to the issue of statelessness. It investigates in detail both the (enduring) value of the two tailor-made statelessness conventions, as well as ascertaining what other areas of international law – in particular human rights law – have to offer in answer to the phenomenon of statelessness.
    €48.30 €69.-
  67. The World Trade Organization and Import Bans in Response to Violations of Fundamental Labour Rights
    250 pp. | paperback

    Trade and labour are connected in many ways. One aspect of their relationship revolves around the question whether products that are made in violation of labour rights should be banned from the markets of importing States. In the negotiation process which led to the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) this issue proved to be highly contentious.
    €38.50 €55.-
  68. Deprivation of Liberty of Children in Light of International Human Rights Law and Standards
    696 pp. | paperback

    It is estimated that at least one million children are deprived of their liberty worldwide. This book provides a systematic and comprehensive study of the implications of International Human Rights Law and Standards for children deprived of their liberty. It addresses the legal requirements regarding arrest, detention and imprisonment of children set by international and regional human rights treaties, in particular the UN Convention on the Ri...
    €62.30 €89.-
  69. Aspects of Regulating Freedom of Expression on the Internet
    287 pp. | paperback

    This research aims at determining criteria for regulation of freedom of expression exercised on the internet, allowing a “fair balance” between that freedom and other competing interests. It will hopefully benefit lawyers and courts which have to deal with an increasing number of cases involving online speech. It can also assist legislators when they consider adopting or amending legislation regulating online speech, potentially preventing the...
    €41.30 €59.-
  70. Post-Conflict Housing Restitution

    Publication date: February 21, 2008<
    Post-Conflict Housing Restitution
    440 pp. | paperback

    The loss of one’s house is often one of the most dramatic personal consequences of armed conflict. In fragile post-conflict societies such a loss does not only cause a flow of refugees and other displaced persons, but it can also be a source of renewed conflict. Restitution of housing could help to solve these problems and thus help to attain peace and to rebuild the rule of law. This study focuses on the legal aspects of restitution.
    €48.30 €69.-
  71. We Are Here to Serve You!

    Publication date: September 20, 2007<
    We Are Here to Serve You!
    354 pp. | paperback

    This study evaluates how human rights reform was implemented within the Costa Rican police. It explores the following questions; is there a relationship between the implementation of formal human rights law and changes within the social systems in which law enforcement officials operate? Which socio-political and institutional factors relate to the implementation of human rights within the national police system and the urban police units? Are...
    €38.50 €55.-
  72. Women and Housing: Gender Makes a Difference
    406 pp. | paperback

    The purpose of this study is to examine how, and to what extent gender may have a negative impact on the realization of women’s right to adequate housing and to discuss ways and means to level this barrier. The right to housing is approached in a holistic manner, and the indivisibility, interdependence, and interrelatedness of all human rights is stressed.
    €52.50 €75.-
  73. The Netherlands and the Development of International Human Rights Instruments
    539 pp. | paperback

    When discussing the Netherlands’ international human rights policies, the first aspects to come to mind are usually those related to how it addresses and reacts to concrete human rights violations by other countries. In fact, there sometimes appears to be a tendency for public opinion to identify a government’s human rights policy with its attempts to pursue human rights issues in its relations with other states. An important element of the Ne...
    €52.50 €75.-
  74. Thematic Procedures of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and International Law
    443 pp. | paperback

    This study investigates the so-called “thematic approach” as a method available to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to take cognizance of and to react upon violations of human rights worldwide.
    €59.50 €85.-
  75. Supranational Criminal Prosecution of Sexual Violence
    570 pp. | paperback

    This study assesses the supranational criminal prosecution of sexual violence, notably whether supranational criminal law and procedure are adequate from the perspective of victims of sexual violence.
    €59.50 €85.-
  76. Universal Jurisdiction in Modern International Law
    274 pp. | paperback

    This study is based on the following questions: Which jurisdiction can and should be exercised for the prosecution of individuals responsible for gross and serious violations of human rights? And especially, in this regard, what is the role of universal jurisdiction?
    €38.50 €55.-
  77. Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes
    708 pp. | paperback
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  78. A Human Rights Approach to Combating Religious Persecution
    260 pp. | paperback

    Religious persecution is a worldwide phenomenon. Acts of intolerance, discrimination, and persecution based on religion or belief have become part of our daily life. Believers of every faith, including Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews and Hindus in many parts of the world, face serious discrimination, restrictions and sometimes severe persecution for practising their faith. This study focuses on internal persecution among Muslims
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  79. The Influence of Domestic NGOs on Dutch Human Rights Policy
    434 pp. | paperback

    Since the 1950s, the Netherlands has seen a steady growth of non- governmental organisations (NGOs) devoted to the cause of human rights. In the ensuing decades they proliferated and expanded their leverage. At the same time, human rights attained a more secure position on the foreign policy agenda of the Dutch government. Against this background the question arises, to what extent foreign policy¬-making in the field of human rights is determi...
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  80. Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion or Belief in the United Nations
    800 pp. | paperback

    In this book, the author comes to the conclusion that “eventually freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief may be the best instrument against a world governed by sheer materialistic forces: it is now more than ever relevant to protect and encourage further development of Man’s conscience”.
    €68.60 €98.-
  81. Freedom of Expression in England and under the ECHR: in Search of a Common Ground
    344 pp. | paperback

    This book discusses the common ground between the protection of freedom of expression in English law and under the ECHR against the background of the incorporation of the ECHR into English law in the Human Rights Act 1998.
    €38.50 €55.-
  82. Foreign Policy on Human Rights

    Publication date: August 1, 1999<
    Foreign Policy on Human Rights
    440 pp. | paperback

    Many states feel an obligation not only to respect human rights themselves, but also to pursue human rights issues in their relations with other states. Human rights are very much on the international political agenda. Little is known, however, about how much one state can influence another state to improve its human rights record, and which factors make such influence attempts more or less effective.
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