Subject Focus

This month, Law Trove's free chapters come from theHuman Rights & Immigration Law Collection. Read around the subject with our varied selection of chapters and gain different perspectives from our range of authors. 

The collection of chapters this month shows off the breadth of our resources in this optional subject area. Chapters are available for non-Law Trove subscribers to access until 31 May 2024.

Chapter collection

The European Court of Human Rights: Organization, practice, and procedure

from Harris, O'Boyle, and Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5th edition) by David Harris, Micheal O'boyle, Ed Bates and Carla M.Buckley

"The Court has established standards which permeate the legal order of the Convention contracting parties and has made a major contribution to the shaping of domestic law and practice in almost every area of law—the administration of criminal justice, civil and criminal law, family law, and the law of property, to name but a few."

The right to a fair trial

from Harris, O'Boyle, and Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5th edition) by David Harris, Micheal O'boyle, Ed Bates and Carla M.Buckley

"The right to a fair trial has a position of pre-eminence in the Convention, both because of the importance of the right involved and the great volume of applications and jurisprudence that it has attracted."

Integrity of the person

from International Human Rights Law (4th edition) by Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, Sandesh Sivakumaran, and David Harris

"It (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) recognizes that each human being has intrinsic worth by virtue of their humanity, implies respect for the autonomy and the equality of each person, and requires that all persons have access to the basic conditions for life."

Cultural rights

from International Human Rights Law (4th edition) by Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, Sandesh Sivakumaran, and David Harris

"A certain degree of fuzziness surrounds the notion of cultural rights. The source of the problem lies with the concept of culture itself. In the course of its history, the term ‘culture’ has been endowed with different meanings, each of which continues to coexist today."

The Americas

from International Human Rights Law (10th edition) by Rhona K. M. Smith

"In contrast to Europe, the Americas host only one major regional organization with a significant impact on human rights—the Organization of American States. This chapter will consider the monitoring and implementation of human rights through the organs of this organization."

Human rights in practice: The COVID-19 pandemic

from International Human Rights Law (10th edition) by Rhona K. M. Smith

"Actively controlling, preventing the spread of, and treating COVID-19 is primarily the duty of States. Elements of good pandemic preparedness planning, however, have been found lacking when tested."

Anti-terrorism law and human rights

from Human Rights Law Directions (5th edition) by Howard Davis

"Terrorism is notoriously difficult to define. Broadly speaking, it is the unlawful use of violence for political, religious, or social ends, particularly where the violence aims at change through terrorising the civilian population."