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The Frontiers of Human Rights: Extraterritoriality and Its Challenges

Edited by Nehal Bhuta

Oxford University Press, 2016

In an epoch of transnational armed conflict, global environmental harm, and rising inequality, the extraterritorial application of human rights law has become a pressing and controversial legal issue. Human rights are invoked to address a number of global-scale problems, such as trans-border environmental harm, social and economic development, global inequality, the repression of piracy in ungoverned spaces, and military occupation and armed conflict in the territory of a third state. The chapters collected in this volume grapple with the promise and the dilemmas of the extraterritorial application of human rights law through an analysis of the legal, theoretical, and practical questions raised by extending states' human rights obligations beyond their national territories.

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Table of Contents


1: Nehal Bhuta: The Frontiers of Extraterritoriality - Human Rights as Global Law
2: Aeyal Gross: The Righting of the Law of Occupation
3: Marko Milanovic: Extraterritorial Derogations from Human Rights Treaties in Armed Conflict
4: Tullio Treves and Cesare Pitea: Piracy, International Law, and Human Rights
5: Ralph Wilde: Dilemmas in Promoting Global Economic Justice through Human Rights Law
6: Jorge E. Viñuales: A Human Rights Approach to Extraterritorial Environmental Protection

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