International Human Rights in a Nutshell

Thomas Buergenthal, Dinah Shelton & David P. Stewart, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS IN A NUTSHELL (4th ed. 2009)

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-34

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-34

30 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2013

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Thomas Buergenthal

International Court of Justice

Dinah L. Shelton

George Washington University - Law School

David P. Stewart

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This book describes the development of international human rights law. The main difference today is that individuals receive protection as individuals independent from their affiliation with a nation, as compared to the traditional consideration that only states had rights under international law. The law of humanitarian intervention first suggested that states do not receive unlimited discretion in their behavior under international law. The first chapter describes the earliest treaties and agreements giving rise to the current status of international law, such as the League of Nations and the International Labor Organization.

Keywords: international law, treaties, humanitarian law, human rights

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Buergenthal, Thomas and Shelton, Dinah L. and Stewart, David P., International Human Rights in a Nutshell (2009). Thomas Buergenthal, Dinah Shelton & David P. Stewart, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS IN A NUTSHELL (4th ed. 2009), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-34, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-34, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2226064

Thomas Buergenthal

International Court of Justice

Carnegieplein 2
The Hague, 2517 KJ
Netherlands

Dinah L. Shelton (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
(202) 994-9413 (Phone)

David P. Stewart

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001-2075
United States
2026629927 (Phone)

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