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Defining Civil and Political Rights


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Contents: Preface; Introduction, Alex Conte and Richard Burchill; Procedure under the optional protocol, Alex Conte; Limitations to and derogations from covenant rights, Alex Conte; Democratic and civil rights, Alex Conte; Security of the person, Alex Conte; The judicial process, Alex Conte; Privacy, honour, and reputation, Alex Conte; Rights of the family and children, Richard Burchill; Self-determination, Richard Burchill; Minority rights, Richard Burchill; Equality and non-discrimination, Richard Burchill; Appendices; Index.

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Alex Conte, Consultant on Security and Human Rights, France and Richard Burchill, Director of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law and Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Hull, UK.


'Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, 2nd Edition, by Alex Conte and Richard Burchill, is an essential tome for any human rights practitioner on both the international and domestic level. Breaking down each treaty-ensured right addressed by the Human Rights Committee, the authors manage to track the Committee's jurisprudence without presupposing any of its future opinions. The rights-based chapters also make it an effective learning tool for students of advanced human rights study.' Web journal of Current Legal Issues Reviews of the First Edition: 'For those seeking an up to date assessment of the Human Rights Committee's findings it is ideal. It is user friendly, gets to the point and for those quickly seeking to find out if there is a remedy available under the Covenant will be indispensable.' Communications Law 'The book more than fulfils [its] aim...this publication is a coherent examination of the developing case law of the Human Rights Committee organised under main topics in civil and political rights. It is an invaluable tool for teaching and practicing [sic] in the field...This book would be an invaluable tool for domestic Judges universally...' The Law and Politics Book Review ' is a book that provides details for both the layman and the expert in the field of human rights and entails a "must-read" for all those dealing or interested in human right issues.' USI Journal '...provides important and detailed information regarding the developing jurisprudence of the Committee in interpreting the "instrument of its own creation".' Australian Journal of Political Science ' interesting, readable narrative describing the evolution of the jurisprudence regarding the eight sets of rights excellent addition to the libraries of international human rights practitioners and scholars alike.' Human Rights & Human Welfare

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