European Yearbook on Human Rights 14

Edited by: Wolfgang Benedek, Florence Benoit-Rohmer, Wolfram Karl, Matthias C. Kettemann, Manfred Nowak

This survey of human rights in Europe and beyond identifies an increased tension in the protection of economic, social, and cultural rights. Vulnerable groups - from migrants to children, from victims of human trafficking to victims of gender-based violence - have also moved squarely into the center of both the discourse and practice of human rights protection. This volume contextualizes these trends. Defining and discussing key developments in human rights, the 2014 Yearbook brings together more than 30 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 research, teaching and training institutions, the book extensively covers political and legal 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 Cooperation in Europe. A further section contains contributions on the role of civil society in human rights protection and on cross-cutting topics. 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. [Subject: European Law, Human Rights Law]

Publication Date: 6/15/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780682556