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ISBN: 9781552210949-01

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History of Human Rights

From: International Human Rights Law


Provides a brief history of human rights, focusing on the development of public international law, the development of individual rights, the forerunners of international human rights law such as just war theory and international criminal justice, as well as the birth of modern international human rights law with the creation of the United Nations and the Nuremburg and Tokyo tribunals.



Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman holds a BA in liberal arts from McGill University, an LL.B from the University of Ottawa, and an LL.M from Columbia University. He is a former senior associate at the International Center for Transitional Justice. He has published extensively on human rights topics and is currently co-authoring two other books: a casebook on transitional justice and a treatise on international standards of due process for fact-finding bodies. Based in Toronto, he actively consults on human rights issues in transitional and post-conflict contexts around the world.

Gibran van Ert

Gibran van Ert holds a BA in history from McGill University, an MA in law from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and an LL.M from the University of Toronto. He is a former law clerk to Madam Justice Prowse of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and to Justices Gonthier and Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada. He is the author of Using International Law in Canadian Courts (Kluwer Law International, 2002) as well as several articles in the field of Canadian reception law.