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The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses ...

Domestic Courts and International Human Rights
Domestic courts and international human rights

Domestic courts invariably rely on domestic norms. Thus, the use of international human rights by such courts is a product of the globalization of both modern constitutional law and international law. In this chapter we discuss two different types of the application of international human rights law by domestic courts. The main focus will be on the direct implementation of international human rights law when domestic courts rule on either criminal or civil cases on the basis of universal jurisdiction. But before discussing this, we begin by reviewing the more indirect use of international human rights law, where such courts use international human rights law as a source of interpretation when applying their own ...

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