International Human Rights Law and Practice, Cases, Treaties
Civil rights and criminal defense attorneys will discover that international law affords more protection to their clients than local law. Because customary international law is binding on many domestic courts, international law governing--e.g., gay/lesbian rights, racial discrimination, immigrants' rights, use of force, workers' rights, and the death penalty--is indispensable to US civil rights and criminal defense attorneys facing unfavorable domestic law.
The book is supported by a documentary supplement volume which includes the full text of all relevant treaties, conventions, procedural rules, case flow charts and model pleadings. Together, these two volumes provide a complete resource for attorneys and professors desiring to become active in the international human rights field.
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- An Overview of International Human Rights Law Development and International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms
- International Legal Principles & Human Rights Law
- International Criminal Tribunals
- Using Interdisciplinary Materials in International Litigation
- Human Lawyering: Litigative Strategy, Non-Litigative Advocacy, and Client Relations
Contents: Documentary Supplements: 1. The UN System 2. The European System - Council of Europe 3. The Inter-American System - Organization of American States 4. The African System - Organization of African Unity 5. Other Regional Instruments 6. International Criminal Tribunals 7. Humanitarian Treaties 8. Other Instruments 9. Appendix