An Introduction to International Human Rights Law

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218585
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696107 | DOI:
An Introduction to International Human Rights Law

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This chapter clarifies some of the concepts used in the book. It introduces the ‘four levels’ at which international human rights law operates: national level, subregional level, regional level, and global level. It discusses the relationship between the international and national levels, the sources of international human rights law, and the implementation and enforcement of international human rights law. It also acknowledges the limitations inherent in an overly legalistic approach to the subject-matter.

Keywords: international law; human rights

Chapter.  20868 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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