Challenging Territoriality in Human Rights Law: Building by Wouter Vandenhole

By Wouter Vandenhole

Human rights have characteristically been framed in a vertical standpoint with the tasks of States limited to their very own electorate or citizens. Interpretations of foreign human rights treaties have a tendency both to disregard or downplay responsibilities past this ‘territorial space’. This edited quantity demanding situations the territorial bias of mainstream human rights legislations. It argues that with elevated globalisation and the influence of foreign businesses, firms and non-State actors, human rights legislations turns into much less suitable if it fails to evolve to altering realities during which States are not any longer the one top actor.

Bringing jointly top students within the box, the booklet explores capability functions of foreign human rights legislations in a multi-duty bearer atmosphere. the 1st a part of the ebook examines the present kingdom of the human rights responsibilities of international States, enterprises and foreign monetary associations, taking a look specifically on the ways that they tackle questions of attribution and distribution of tasks and accountability. the second one half is geared in the direction of the identity of universal rules which may underpin a human rights felony regime that includes tasks of international States in addition to of non-State actors.

As a marker of significant development in figuring out what lies forward for integrating overseas States and non-State actors within the human rights dutybearer regime, this booklet may be of significant curiosity to students and practitioners of overseas human rights legislations, public foreign legislation and overseas relations.

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