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Peter William Edge

Until recently English law has lacked any specific, generally applicable, guarantees of religious rights. Thus, bodies of law have developed in particular areas where religious interests arise but without a common legal frame. The Human Rights Act 1998, however, has brought the guarantees of the European Convention on Human Rights, most specifically the guarantees of religious rights, non-discrimination, and education rights, more fully into English law. As well as showing how one legal system has engaged with international obligations in respect of religious rights, this text provides a valuable source for comparative study of religious interests in national jurisdictions. It explores the particular response of the English legal system when faced with religious difference, and considers the extent to which the Human Rights Act may produce significant legal change. The text is aimed specifically at both the legal and non-legal reader, and concludes with a discussion of how to use English legal sources, and an extensive bibliography.

William Cartwright

This penetrating collection of papers, presents a wealth of detailed information on Mexico’s record in recent years in the realms of crime (especially drug trafficking), political corruption, and human rights abuses, and examines the links between these areas and Mexico’s well-known economic indicators. The authors, many of whom are Mexican, draw on a wide variety of domestic and international sources, including internal Mexican studies (both governmental and non-governmental), reports and studies from international organizations such as the United Nations and the Organization of American States, and reports from Human Rights Watch/Americas. Mexico: Facing the Challenges of Human Rights and Crime was sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University College of Law.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

William J Aceves

In recent years, victims of human rights abuses have filed civil lawsuits in U.S. courts. This litigation provides victims a voice and promotes accountability for violations of international law.
This is the story of Filartiga v. Pena-Irala, one of the most significant examples of human rights litigation in the U.S., presented as a documentary history – an approach to legal scholarship that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Unlike traditional casebooks, this book emphasizes the dynamic nature of law. The pleadings and documents appear with minimal editing and are supplemented through commentary by various litigation participants.
Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.