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

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

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

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.

Excerpt

This book has been prepared to honour Asbjørn Eide in his 70 year. It is a collection of essays by leading experts in international human rights and international criminal law. The authors all know Asbjørn and his distinguished work.

Clusters of essays have naturally emerged: on international criminal law; on economic, social and cultural rights; on minority rights; and on other international human rights issues. This substantive concentration reflects the wide scope of Asbjørn's professional activities, as well as the fundamental conceptual contributions he has made in different areas over the years. It is hoped that this concentration helps making this volume a book in its own right.

I would like to thank Dr. Christine Gray, Justice Hanne Sophie Greve, and Dr. Bertrand G. Ramcharan for their encouragement and advice. Gilbert Bitti and also Nils A. Butenschøn and Xavier Tracol are thanked for their kind assistance. For Markus Benzing, a further expression of appreciation: without his capable assistance it would have been very difficult to combine editorial work with other responsibilities. He is an unusually promising young lawyer.

Finally, the long-suffering of my wife Nikan is gratefully recorded.

Morten Bergsmo . . .

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