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Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the 21st Century

  • Yves Haeck
  • Eva Brems
  • Brings together US and European scholars on a range of key human rights issues

  • Deals with legal frontier human rights issues in Europe and the Americas

  • Elaborates upon the reasoning of national and international adjudicators


Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 30)

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About this book


This volume contributes to the on-going legal discussion on pressing procedural and substantial law issues in the ambit of international human rights and civil liberties. While the 20th century has seen the true awakening of human rights, the 21st century poses new challenges to this ever-unfolding area of law. Not only do international tribunals and quasi-tribunals worldwide and domestic US and European continental courts have to deal with increasing numbers of complaints and petitions from individuals and groups on a vast array of societal problems, the legal issues put to them are sometimes extremely difficult to resolve as they relate to very sensitive issues. This book examines issues ranging from the status of human rights under US law to the status of the ECHR in the broader context of international law. It looks at the role of positive obligations in the case law of the Strasbourg Court, as well the impact of its case-law on childbirth and push-back operation towards boat people, but also at the growing unwillingness of ECHR member states to cooperate with the Strasbourg Court. It explores the new frontiers in US Capital punishment litigation, the first case before the International Criminal Court and the legal effect of judgments of the European Court on third states.​


American Capital Punishment Litigation Choice of Child Delivery is a European Human Right Civil rights in the 21st Century ECHR - European Court of Human Rights Human Rights in Europe Human Rights in United States Human Rights in the 21st Century International Human Rights Law in the United States Interpretation and Application of the ECHR Lubanga Judgment of the International Criminal Court The Law of the Sea and Human Rights Universal Human Rights in the Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Yves Haeck
    • 1
  • Eva Brems
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Rights CentreGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Human Rights CentreGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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