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The judicial application of human rights law : national, regional and international jurisprudence

Jayawickrama, Nihal, author

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  • Creator Nihal Jayawickrama
  • Format Books
  • Publication Second edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Physical Details
    • clv, 1130 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781107015685, 1107015685
  • OCLC ocn972942255


  • "Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, over 165 countries have incorporated human rights standards into their legal systems: the resulting jurisprudence from diverse cultural traditions creates new dimensions to concepts first articulated in 1948. In this revised second edition, Nihal Jayawickrama draws on extensive sources to encapsulate the judicial interpretation of human rights law in one comprehensive volume. Jayawickrama covers the case law of the superior courts of 103 countries in America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, as well as jurisprudence of human rights monitoring bodies. He analyses the judicial application of human rights law to demonstrate empirically the universality of contemporary human rights norms. This definitive volume is essential for legal practitioners, and government and non-governmental officials, as well as academics and students of both constitutional law and the international law of human rights."--Back cover.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Historical and juridical background -- The International Bill of Human Rights -- The domestic protection of human rights -- The right to a remedy -- Interpretation -- Non-discrimination -- Limitations -- Derogation -- The right of self-determination -- The right to life -- The right to freedom from torture -- The right to freedom from slavery -- The right to liberty -- The rights of prisoners -- The right to freedom of movement -- The right to a fair trial -- The rights of accused persons -- The right to recognition as a person -- The right to privacy -- The right to freedom of thought -- The right to freedom of opinion, expression and information -- The right to freedom of assembly -- The right to freedom of association -- The right to family life -- The rights of the child -- The right to participate in public life -- The right to equality -- The rights of minorities -- The rights relating to work -- The rights relating to social security -- The right to an adequate standard of living -- The right to health -- The right to education -- The right to cultural life -- The right to property