This textbook presents the main universal and regional systems and standards for the international protection of human rights, also taking note of recent changes in procedure together with substantive developments in the field of human rights law. In addition to the United Nations at the universal level, it outlines the existing regional protection systems in Europe, Africa and the Americas as well as bringing forth the discussion pertaining to human rights law in Asia and the Arab countries. Moreover, the various means for domestic implementation of human rights law are covered, and attention is drawn to the role of non-governmental organizations in the protection of human rights. The volume is not limited to human rights law in the strict sense, but rather places human rights withing a wider context of public international law as well as philosophy.
The primary target group for this textbook are Master's level students in law schools and specialized Master's programmes in international law or human rights law, but the book may also appeal to more advanced human rights researchers and professors teaching human rights topics.