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The New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, launched in 2004, is an annual, internationally refereed publication intended to stand as a reference point for legal materials and commentary on public international law generally and with particular emphasis on issues concerning New Zealand, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, including critical writing in those areas. It boasts an exceptional Advisory Board consisting of leading national and international academics and practitioners who are called upon to provide input through the double blind refereeing process used to assure the quality of the submissions published in each volume. The Yearbook also serves as a valuable tool in the determination of trends, state practice and policies in the development of international law in New Zealand, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and seeks to generate scholarship in those fields. In this regard the Yearbook contains an annual ‘Year-in-Review’ of developments in international law of particular interest to New Zealand. Equally so, New Zealand offers a unique environment, owing to its size, population and strategic proximity to the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, and the South Pacific, that makes the New Zealand Yearbook of general interest to the international community. It is for the latter reason that the Yearbook contains a section dedicated to the ‘The South Pacific’.
The book series Chinese Perspectives on Human Rights and Good Governance is edited within the Institute for Human Rights at the China University of Political Science and Law. It offers scholarly analysis and discussion of the theory and practice of international and national human rights law and good governance issues of particular relevance to China.

This is a new series with an average of one volume per year.

Edited by Council of Europe/Conseil de l'Europe

The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment entered into force in February 1989 and all 47 member States are Parties to the Convention. It has already established itself as an important human rights instrument. Its approach is quite different from that of the European Convention on Human Rights. Whereas the ECHR provides a remedy for particular human rights violations after the event, the Convention for the Prevention of Torture seeks to prevent human rights violations, through a system of visits to places of detention. The Convention is intended to be an integrated part of the Council of Europe system for the protection of human rights, placing a proactive non-judicial mechanism alongside the reactive judicial mechanism established under the ECHR.
The Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture offers an essential annual overview, in English and French, of developments in relation to the Convention for the Prevention of Torture. It contains information on ratifications in the authentic English and French texts, details of the membership and activities of the Convention, as well as the annual General Report and reports to States and the State responses thereto. The ECPT's reports are published in the official English and/or French texts and State responses in the English and/or French versions submitted by the States concerned.

Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is also available online.

Edited by Dominic McGoldrick and David Harris

The Nottingham Studies on Human Rights series is edited within the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre. It is a series of monographs and edited volumes offering scholarly analysis and discussion of the theory and practice of international and national human rights law. The volumes in the series cover all categories of human rights and the machinery for their implementation. It extends to the human rights standards developed within the United Nations and within regional human rights organisations. There is a strong focus on how these standards are applied and implemented in practice. Particular attention is given to issues of current concern and debate. Most volumes are monographs, but the series also includes edited collections of scholarly articles and documents.

The series published three volumes over the last 5 years.

Edited by Johannes A. van der Ven

Brill’s series Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights publishes the results of empirical research on the mutual influences of different religions and human rights. The series focuses on studying people’s views on human rights and human rights policy as related to their religious convictions by using data from international comparative research. In doing so, the series aims at becoming an international outlet for the study of religion and human rights from a humanities point of view.


The series published three volumes over the last 5 years.
This series offers pathbreaking studies in the dynamic field of intercultural human rights. Its primary aim is to publish volumes which offer interdisciplinary analysis of global societal problems, review past legal responses, and develop solutions which maximize access by all to the realization of universal human aspirations. It also includes other original studies in the field of human rights.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.

Amnesty International

Primary Sources Collections

Also available: complete set of all collections published to date.

This collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives contains Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications since 1975 and 1962, respectively, and is updated on a yearly basis. The reports and dossiers contain a variety of information on each country, sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, and press reports in all media. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Also included are interviews with former prisoners and government representatives, as well as reports of on-the-spot investigations of prisons.

MARC21 collection records available

Amnesty International receives 30% of the revenues from this publication.
This Series is designed to shed light on issues of current concern in the field of religion, law and human rights.

The series published three volumes over the last 5 years.
Subject coverage of the Human Rights / Humanitarian Law E-Book Package:

Human Rights – Refugee Law – Immigration Law – Health Law – Children’s Rights – Minority and Group Rights – Humanitarian Law – International Criminal Law

This e-book collection is part of the Brill | Nijhoff E-Book Package

The list of titles per collection can be found here.

International Law and Human Rights E-Books Online

International Law and Human Rights

International Law and Human Rights E-Book Package
As a leading publisher in international law Martinus Nijhoff Publishers now introduces its E-Book Collections. The Nijhoff top quality book content becomes available on BrillOnline Books and Journals with all the advantages and features of digital publishing including 24/7 access, full text search, usage statistics, MARC records, etc. The e-books will be published as annual collections by copyright year in two broad subject categories: International Law and Human Rights/Humanitarian Law.

The International Law and Human Rights E-Book Package can be purchased as a whole, but is also divided into 2 subject categories International Law and Human Rights that are offered separately.