Human Rights and Criminal Justice for the Downtrodden: Essays in Honour of Asbjørn Eide

Synopsis

This book contains essays by leading international experts in the areas of international criminal law and international human rights law. Part One of the book contains eight essays in international criminal law, covering issues such as the crime of aggression; terrorism and the Statute of the International Criminal Court; the evolution of the law on crimes against humanity and genocide; the doctrine of universal jurisdiction; and the relationship between international human rights and international criminal law jurisprudence. Part Two has eight essays on economic, social and cultural rights, covering inter alia the right to development; genetic resources for food and agriculture; the right to food (also in armed conflict); the definition of cultural rights; and business and human rights. Part Three has six essays on minority rights dealing with issues such as the role of the Working Group on Minorities; the Hague, Oslo and Lund recommendations regarding minority questions; the protection of kin-minorities; and the situation of the Greenlanders. Part Four has fourteen essays on human rights issues such as citizenship and human rights; human rights law, the environment and indigenous peoples; the role of human rights institutions; leadership in the human rights movement; the sources of fundamental rights in the European Union; and human rights and traditional practices. The book also contains a comprehensive bibliography of Asbjørn Eide.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Payam Akhavan
  • Antonio Cassese
  • Rolf Einar Fife
  • Hanne Sophie Greve
  • Christopher Keith Hall
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2003