‘Defining Civil and Political Rights: the jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee’ authors Richard Burchill and Alex Conte (Ashgate 2009).

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: Human Rights |

This book’s main focus is international human rights and deals particularly well with with the Human Rights Committee’s jurisprudence and their issuing of non-binding yet highly influential decisions that help direct the large number of member states ratifying the optional protocol. Coupled with the authors exhaustive analysis this is a text that helps us all in the comprehension of international obligation under the ICCPR in an easy and highly accessible way.

This work is an extremely useful text for those that may practice or educate in the human rights domain and more specifically those that deal regularly with instruments such as the ICCPR, it’s obligations, and those that administer it on an international level and domestic state level(those that have ratified this instrument have been included in one of the appendices in the book). 
A must own guide for any serious human rights advocate.

 UK/EU link
Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

US link
Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

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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