No philosophical idea has had a more profound impact on international relations and world politics than human rights. Within half a century since World War II, human rights developed into the only universally accepted value system of our times.
The Vienna Manual on Human Rights tailored to the multidisciplinary Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights aims at providing future human rights professionals with a first insight into the fascinating and multifaceted world of human rights with its universal and regional organisations, standards and protection mechanisms.
It covers the rich spectrum of civil, political, economic, social, cultural and collective rights as well as the rights of specific groups, such as children, the elderly, indigenous peoples or women. The Manual particularly focuses on contemporary issues and challenges, such as the protection of the environment and climate change, counterterrorism, democratisation and new social media, as well as practical skills including human rights education and training, litigation, lobbying, fact-finding, monitoring and capacity building.
The contributors to the Manual are scholars from different disciplines of the Universities of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, as well as practitioners working in international and regional organisations based in Vienna, such as the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe or the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
672 pages, Sep 2012
Editors: Manfred Nowak / Karolina M. Januszewski / Tina Hofstätter
More than half of the poor will live in conflict-affected countries worldwide in 2018. This striking fact requires due attention in the years to come. However, peace, justice and prosperity do not materialise overnight, matters of realpolitik and failures need to be factored in. This Guidebook intends to put a human rights lens on international peacebuilding and statebuilding, clarify concepts of human security and resilience, and lead the effort to make human rights an enabler for peaceful and inclusive societies.
A team of excellent human rights lawyers and practitioners, as well as inter-disciplinary research institutes contributed to this volume.
Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Vienna University and Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.
Ursula Werther-Pietsch, Deputy Director at the Austrian Foreign Ministry, affiliated with the Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz.
271 pages, Aug 2014
Editors: Manfred Nowak / Ursula Werther-Pietsch
Social rights have increasingly come into the spotlight with recent and remarkable trends in jurisprudence at the international and at the domestic level. The growing case law in the field of social rights has the potential to have a significant impact on the daily life of millions of people around the world. Particularly in times of financial and economic crisis, questions related to the protection of social rights are of great relevance.
This book compiles landmark decisions of the most important regional human rights institutions (European Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights). It not only points to specific developments in each human rights protection system but also reveals global trends in social rights jurisprudence.
Editors: Christina Binder / Jane A. Hofbauer / Flávia Piovesan / Anna-Zoe Steiner / Elisabeth Steiner
Authors: Gabriela Barros de Luca; Christina Binder; Jane Alice Hofbauer; Daniela Ikawa; Mariela Morales Antoniazzi; Flávia Piovesan; Anna-Zoe Steiner; Elisabeth Steiner
Vienna, NWV - Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, March 2016