LOOKING BACK AT 2021

This page is dedicated to the titles we published in 2021. You can discover many interesting highlights from the previous year here, from author interviews to book launch recordings and ongoing Intersentia projects.



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AUTHOR INTERVIEWS:

In this section, you can find interviews with our authors about their recent publications and other related topics.
 

European Yearbook on Human Rights 2021                            

European Yearbook on Human Rights 2021


Philip Czech, Lisa Heschl, Karin Lukas, Manfred Nowak, Gerd Oberleitner
 (eds.)


ISBN 9781839701627
November 2021 | xl + 688 pp.

The European Yearbook on Human Rights brings together renowned scholars, emerging voices and practitioners, comprising contributions which engage with some of the most important human rights issues and developments in Europe. The Yearbook helps to better understand the rich landscape of the European regional human rights system and is intended to stimulate discussions, critical thinking and further research in this field.

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Human Rights and the Internet                            

Human Rights and the Internet


Joy Liddicoat

ISBN 9781839700590

July 2021 | x + 184 pp.

This book is a short and accessible introduction to the concepts of human rights, the Internet and the emergence of an era of human rights online as a new legal challenge. 

The past decade has witnessed unprecedented use of the Internet for both advancing and suppressing human rights, giving rise to complex new issues that can both inspire and overwhelm. With ever-growing concerns about the (non-)regulation of our digital environment, it is surprising that both the theoretical and practical application of human rights to the Internet and our online lives remain unclear.

The author combines theory with accessible, practical case studies to help readers understand human rights violations online, including Covid-19 digital contact tracing apps and the human rights implications of artificial intelligence. 

It will be of interest to a broad range of readers: policy makers and informed citizens, lawyers working with human rights defenders, and legal and human rights academics examining the emergence of this legal field.


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BOOK REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS:

EU Private Law                                       


EU Private Law

“Professor Basedow offers an original and thought-provoking account of the emerging principles of EU private law. The EU has intervened in specific, typically detailed ways across a range of topics within private law. But this does not create a distinct EU-level private law. Instead by systematic, thorough and original analysis, Basedow shows how coherent themes and principles shape the specific contributions of the EU to Member State private laws. These values are not only market-based, but social and ethical. He is forthright in criticising lack of clarity and incoherence where he finds it. But he also offers a sense of direction for how the EU should undertake its interventions in private law. The work shows a breadth of knowledge of Member State laws as well as of the range of EU legislation, case law and soft law, presented in a clear and succinct manner. EU Private Law is a landmark work which will be a reference point for EU lawyers and national lawyers alike.”
-- John Bell, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Cambridge, 2021



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Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into National Law


Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into National Law

'A look at the list of contributors inspires respect – they are frontrunners spreading awareness of children's rights, and they are some of the leading experts in the world.'
-- Hanne Hartoft, International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family, 2021



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Party Autonomy in EU Private International Law                         


Party Autonomy in EU Private International Law

'Gray's work is an extremely rewarding read to understand the structures and connections [in the choice of court and choice of law rules in family and succession matters.' 
-- Prof Dr Peter Mankowski, FamRZ, 2021

This quote has been translated from German.                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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The Interaction between Family Law, Succession Law and Private International Law                         


The Interaction between Family Law, Succession Law and Private International Law

'The book aims to be a key tool for drafting or considering new private law instruments in succession and family laws. By offering concrete proposals on various matters [...] the book certainly fulfils its primary objective and is a recommended read for domestic and European law reformers.'
-- Laure Sauvé, International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family, 2021                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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OPEN ACCESS:

Intersentia provides Open Access content right across our list, encompassing Law, Human Rights, Business & Finance, and including complete books and individual book chapters.  

The following titles have available open access chapters for a limited time:

  1. Public Interest in Law

    Publication date: January 20, 2021

    This book analyses in a comprehensive manner the phenomenon of 'public interest' in different areas of law, both public and private. The contributions focus on the definition of public interest and the distinction between public and private interest. Further, they define the relevant 'public' and investigate the weight of public interest in case of conflict with other considerations and the legal consequences of its breach.
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  2. This book examines the rise of populist constitutionalism and the main trends that have led to the current, ongoing crises in liberal democracy. Combining theoretical contributions, comparative typologies and important case studies, the spread of populism and illiberal democracy in Europe is critically explored.
    Hardback

  3. This book offers an in-depth account of the "burqa ban" trend, bringing together law and cultural studies. With a focus on Europe and America, leading academics and professionals provide insights to value and identity politics, diversity, discrimination, human rights and the discussions surrounding the national and international courts' contradictory judgments.
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BOOK LAUNCH:


On the occasion of the presentation of the European Yearbook on Human Rights 2021,
Dunja Mijatovic 
and Karin Lukas discuss the state of human rights in Europe,
the importance to address inequalities 
and to strengthen social and economic rights.

Dunja Mijatovic: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Karin Lukas: President of the Council of Europe Committee on Social Rights

Moderator:
Gerd Oberleitner: UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security, European Training
and Research 
Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, University of Graz

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OUR TEXTBOOKS:

The following textbooks have been published in 2021.


If you are considering adopting one of our publications as a core text for a course you are teaching, you can request an inspection copy. Find out more here.

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