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A New Approach to Human Rights: The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture

Antonio Cassese

in The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers of Antonio Cassese

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199232918
eISBN:
9780191696572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232918.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention), concluded in 1987 under the aegis of the Council of Europe, marks a fresh, ... More


The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Comes of Age

Antonio Cassese

in The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers of Antonio Cassese

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199232918
eISBN:
9780191696572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232918.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The main features of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) are by now well known. The Committee is an international body ... More


Capital Punishment

Sandra Fredman

in Comparative Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199689408
eISBN:
9780191768293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199689408.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter applies the cross-cutting themes in Chapters 1–5 to the highly contested issue of the death penalty. It begins by considering the differences in constitutional texts, and particularly ... More


Human Dignity in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

Jean-Paul Costa

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter first gives several examples of where ‘dignity’ (or ‘a person’s dignity’, or ‘human dignity’) has been a central element in the reasoning of the Court, or in the arguments advanced by ... More


The right to a good quality of life in care homes or in nursing homes

Suzanne Cahill

in Dementia and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331377
eISBN:
9781447331391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331377.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Based on the UN Convention, (CRPD, 2006), the purpose of this chapter is to review some fundamental rights we all enjoy, yet for a variety of reasons may be threatened or violated in people living ... More


The Labyrinth of Immigration Detention

Tom K. Wong

in Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793063
eISBN:
9780804794572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793063.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

What are the politics and determinants of immigration detention? This chapter begins by discussing the labyrinthine processes of immigration detention. It then describes conditions of immigration ... More


Statelessness as Persecution: Examining the Causes and Consequences of Statelessness through the Lens of Refugee Law

Michelle Foster and Hélène Lambert

in International Refugee Law and the Protection of Stateless Persons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198796015
eISBN:
9780191837197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796015.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 5 analyses the meaning of ‘being persecuted’ for a Convention reason as it applies to stateless persons, by examining its interpretation and application in the case law of the leading common ... More


The Evolving Role of Nationality in the Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights

Michelle Foster and Hélène Lambert

in International Refugee Law and the Protection of Stateless Persons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198796015
eISBN:
9780191837197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796015.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 3 considers the role of nationality in the protection and enjoyment of human rights. It examines the history of international law’s involvement in and regulation of matters concerning ... More


October 2001: Suing Local Authorities for Child Protection Failures

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses TP v United Kingdom [2001] 34 EHRR 42 where the complainants sought to extent the Osman ruling (but failed) and Z v United Kingdom [2001]34 EHRR 97 where the European Court of Human Rights ... More


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