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The Frontiers of Human Rights

Nehal Bhuta


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. The faultlines of the Westphalian order are the meridians along which the extraterritorial application of human rights run, as human rights are invoked to address a panoply of global-scale problems, from transborder environmental harm, to social and economic development and global inequality, to the repression of piracy in ungoverned spaces, and military occupation and armed conflict in the terri ... More

Keywords: human rights, extraterritoriality, occupation, environmental harm, derogation, piracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198769279
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nehal Bhuta, editor
Professor of Public International Law, European University Institute