Human Rights and the Private Sphere: A Comparative Analysis. Edited by Dawn Oliver & Jorge Fedtke. Routeledge-Cavendish. London and New York, 2007

Human Rights and the Private Sphere: A Comparative Analysis. Edited by Dawn Oliver & Jorge Fedtke. Routeledge-Cavendish. London and New York, 2007

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In the contemporary world human rights has emerged as one of the most significant and powerful discourses. Notwithstanding the fact that human rights violations are not uncommon, states are compelled than ever before to adhere to international human rights standards. While human rights are primarily designed to give protection against the state, in today’s globalised world, it is important to develop human rights norms and standards to protect individuals against powerful non-state actors as well. It is in this context that Human Rights and the Private Sphere: A Comparative Analysis edited by Dawn Oliver and Jorg Fedtke is an important addition to the newly emergent literature on the applicability of human rights norms for non-state actors or the private sphere. Analysing the interplay between constitutional protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and the private law, the book examines fifteen jurisdictions around the world that protect civil and political rights against private bodies…

Cite as: Ruchira Goswami, Human Rights and the Private Sphere: A Comparative Analysis. Edited by Dawn Oliver & Jorge Fedtke. Routeledge-Cavendish. London and New York, 2007, 1 NUJS L. Rev. 185 (2008)