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Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights

Stéphanie Lagoutte, Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, and John Cerone


This volume explores explore the roles of soft law in both established and emerging human rights regimes, building on a thorough analysis of relevant case studies. This volume claims that a better understanding of how soft law shapes and affects different branches of international human rights law may not only provide a more dynamic picture of the current state of international human rights, it may also help to unsettle and critically question certain political and doctrinal beliefs. The importance of these questions is not just theoretical but also practical. Hence, the book also aims to serv ... More

Keywords: human rights, international law, international relations, global governance, soft law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stéphanie Lagoutte, editor
Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for Human Rights

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, editor
Research Director, Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

John Cerone, editor
Paul Martin Senior Professor in International Affairs & Law at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and Visiting Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University

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