European Yearbook on Human Rights 12

Edited by: Wolfgang Benedek, Florence Benoit-Rohmer, Wolfram Karl, Manfred Nowak

In terms of both human rights and democracy, 2011 was a revolutionary year. The Arab Spring has put into sharp focus some long held assumptions of the international community. But, this was not the only revolution in human rights thinking in 2011. Defining and discussing key developments in human rights in Europe and in the world, this edition of the European Yearbook on Human Rights brings together 28 contributions by renowned human rights experts that provide a much-needed overview and sought-after analysis. Edited jointly by representatives of four major European human rights institutions, the 2012 Yearbook contains extensive sections on developments in the field of the three main organizations charged with securing human rights in Europe: the EU, the Council of Europe, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. A further chapter contains contributions on the role of civil society in human rights protection and on cross-cutting topics. Holistic in its approach, but detailed in its analyses, the European Yearbook on Human Rights 2012 provides readers with a sweeping overview and comprehensive analysis of the events and issues that have shaped the human rights debate in Europe in 2011 and continue to shape it today. The impressive array of authors - academics, diplomats, practitioners, and human rights experts - makes the book essential reading for anyone interested in human rights in Europe and beyond.


468 pages

Publication Date: 7/16/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780681030