Civil remedies and human rights in flux : key legal developments in selected jurisdictions / edited by Ekaterina Aristova and Uglješa Grušic.

  • Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Hart Publishing, 2022.
  • ©2022
xvi, 384 pages ; 25 cm


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"What private law avenues are open to victims of human rights violations? This innovative new collection explores this question across sixteen jurisdictions in the Global South and Global North. It examines existing mechanisms in domestic law for bringing civil claims in relation to the involvement of states, corporations and individuals in specific categories of human rights violation: (i) assault or unlawful arrest and detention of persons; (ii) environmental harm; and (iii) harmful or unfair labour conditions. Taking a truly global perspective, it assesses the question in jurisdictions as diverse as Kenya, Switzerland, the US and the Philippines. A much needed and important new statement on how to respond to human rights violations."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction : civil remedies and human rights in flux / Ekaterina Aristova and Uglješa Grušic
  • Argentina : untapping the potential of private law constitutionalisation / Martín Hevia and Andrés Constantin
  • Australia : tort law filling a human rights void / Sarah Joseph and Joanna Kyriakakis
  • Bangladesh : a constitutional solution for a tort law deficit? / Taqbir Huda
  • Brazil : a progressive framework on civil liability and human rights protection? / Daniela Arantes Prata and Danilo B Garrido Alves
  • Canada : backsteps, barriers and breakthroughs in civil liability for sexual assault, transnational human rights violations and widespread environmental harm / Penelope Simons and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray
  • England and Wales : the common law's answer to international human rights violations / Russell Hopkins
  • France : untapping the potential of civil liability to remedy human rights violations / Virginie Rouas
  • Germany : tort law's potential to remedy human rights violations / Leonhard Hübner and Luca Kaller
  • India : constitutional torts 'ruling the roost'? / Surya Deva
  • Kenya : constitution, common law and statute in vindication of rights / Jill Cottrell Ghai
  • The Netherlands : a wide open window for human rights norms? / Lucas Roorda
  • The Philippines : civil vindications for uncivilised wrongs / Gemma B. Fernandez, Isabel L. Guidote, Raphael Lorenzo, A. Pangalangan and Ruby Rosselle L. Turgade
  • South Africa : civil liability for constitutional wrongs / Alistair Price
  • Switzerland : the underuse of civil remedies for corporate and state human rights violations / Nicolas Bueno and Federica De Rossa
  • Ukraine : the untapped potential of tort law / Bohdan Karnaukh
  • United States : potential paths forward after the demise of the Alien Tort Statute / Rachel Chambers and Jena Martin.
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  • 1509947590 ((HB))
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