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- DescriptionThis book deals with atrocities that are committed against people who cannot defend themselves: torture, murder, enforced disappearance. It also deals with similar practices such as corporal punishment and the death penalty. It incorporates a lot of new material including treaties and case law from international and national courts.
- Author BiographySir Nigel Rodley KBE, PhD is Professor of Law and Chair of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. He is an elected member of the UN Human Rights Committee, established under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. He is also a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists. He has taught in North America and the UK. He founded Amnesty International's Legal Office in 1973 and ran it till 1990. He was the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture from 1993 to 2001. His work for Amnesty International and the United Nations allowed him to participate in the development of the field covered by the book. He was knighted in the 1998/1999 New Year's Honours 'for services to human rights and international law'. Matt Pollard is Legal adviser to Amnesty International in London and the Association for the Prevention of Torture in Geneva.
- Author(s)Matt Pollard,Sir Nigel Rodley
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication07/04/2011
- GenreInternational Law: Professional
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Weight1091 g
- Width162 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine42 mm
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
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