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LAW 430 International Human Rights Law: Reading list

LAW 430 International Human Rights Law

Department: Bachelor of Law

Module Description: The main objectives of this module are to provide students with an understanding of the concept and sources of Human Rights and civil liberties, and to familiarise them with the international and domestic obstacles to the realisation of human rights. The module covers the study of the history and legal sources of Human Rights, Human Rights under the United Nations, Universality and Diversity in international Human Rights, Substantive Rights, Economic, social and cultural rights, Islamic Law and International Human Rights, role of business organisations and non-governmental organisations in the protection of Human Rights, Compliance and Monitoring Mechanisms, Enforcing Human Rights, and Innovative approaches to International Human Rights Law and practice.

Module texts

The module coordinator will provide students with mandatory texts on UAE Law prepared purposefully for this particular module.

  • H. Hannum, D.L. Shelton, S.J. Anaya and R. Celorio (eds) International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Practice 7th ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2023) Purchase eBook

  • Sarah Joseph and Adam McBeth (eds), Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law (Edward Elgar, 2010)

Recommended readings

  • D. Moeckli, S. Shah and S. Sivakumaran (eds) International Human Rights Law 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2018)

  • Dinah Shelton (editor), The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2013)

  • David Harris, Michael O'Boyle, Ed Bates, and Carla Buckley (editors), Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, 5th edn (Oxford University Press, 2023)

  • Mayer Elizabeth,  Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics (Westview Press, 2012)

  • Janusz Symonides, ed, Human Rights: International Protection, Monitoring, Enforcement (Ashgate & UNESCO Publishing, 2019)

  • Anver M Emon, Mark S Ellis & Benjamin Glahn (eds), Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground? (Oxford University Press, 2012) Purchase eBook

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