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Defending Human Rights: Tools for Social Justice

Volume in honour of Fried van Hoof on the occasion of his valedictory lecture and the 30th anniversary of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights

Book | 1st edition 2012 | United Kingdom | Ida Lintel, Antoine Buyse, Brianne McGonigle Leyh

The Netherlands Institute of Human rights (SIM) celebrates its 30th anniversary together with the valedictory lecture of one if its pioneers, Fried van Hoof. In 30 years the role of the regional human rights instruments and institutions has changed: their impact increased and thus more debate on their roles takes place. As the instruments and institutions are never a goal as such, but tools to increase social justice, the question has been raised what is, or should be their contribution to social justice? The speakers of the Conference on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of SIM and some of Fried van Hoof’s former Ph.D candidates shed their light on various aspects of this question.

About this book
‘The work at hand illuminates from the point of view of international experts a topic of great importance for human rights […].’
Eduard Christian Schöpfer in NLMR 2013 (387)

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Type of product Book
Format Paperback
EAN / ISSN 9781780680828
Weight 311 g
Status Available
Number of pages xii + 172 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Nov 27, 2012
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of Contents
  • Social Justice in the Inter-American System of Human Rights: An Approach
  • The European Court of Human Rights and Social Justice
  • The African Regional Human Rights System and its Potential for Delivering, or at Least Contributing to, Social Justice
  • The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights as a Tool for Social Justice
  • The League of Arab States: Recent Developments on Human Rights and Social Justice
  • The Institutionalisation of Human Rights in ASEAN
  • Towards the Establishment of a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in Asia
  • Acting Normal and Doing Good: The Dutch and Human Rights
  • Health, Human Rights and Social Justice in Europe
  • Economic and Social Rights and Social Justice Movements: Some Courtship, No Marriage, No Children Yet
  • Empowering David to Face Goliath: Regional Human Rights Systems and Victims of Corporate Human Rights Violations
  • A World Court of Human Rights: Utopia?
  • About the Editors and Authors