The Realisation of Human Rights: When Theory Meets Practice

Studies in Honour of Leo Zwaak

Edited by: Yves Haeck, Brianne McGonigle Leyh, Clara Burbano-Herrera, Diana Contreras-Garduno

Human rights are not aspirational. Rather, they are meant to be realized. Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a growing number of treaties, declarations, resolutions, and other materials has been produced, and a wide array of international institutions have been created to monitor the implementation of human rights. Through these documents and institutions, the realization of human rights begins. However, the struggle to ensure the rights and freedoms of individuals is never an easy one. It requires the commitment of those who believe in the core nature of human rights. One such person has been Professor Leo Zwaak. The idea behind this festschrift is that, throughout Zwaak's professional life, he has dedicated himself to the realization of human rights. Whether acting as an encyclopedia of knowledge when teaching human rights at the university or providing judicial trainings on the five continents, Leo Zwaak has impacted the world of human rights in many ways. As reflected in the book, Professor Zwaak's work has touched on a wide range of fields, spanning the universal, regional, and national levels. The book is organized into six parts: International Human Rights Law in General * European Human Rights Law * Inter-American and African Human Rights Law * International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, and International Humanitarian Law * International Human Rights Law, Extraordinary Rendition, and Forced Disappearances * International and National Protection of Human Rights.


Publication Date: 12/31/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780682167