50 landmark human rights cases

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In honour of Human Rights Day, Oxford University Press published an interactive map of 50 landmark human rights cases on its blog. Each of the cases contains a brief description and a link to a free article or report on the case.

Human rights case mapThe cases were chosen in conjunction with editors of the Oxford Reports on International Law. They are not necessarily the 50 most important cases, but they do showcase the variety of fora available for adjudicating human rights claims as well as the range of rights that have been recognized. Included are cases decided by international fora like the UN Human Rights Council and the International Court of Justice, but also by national fora like the Ugandan Supreme Court.

The Netherlands is also mentioned on the map: Broeks v Netherlands answered the question whether women can be required to prove they are the ‘breadwinnner’ in order to gain unemployment benefits.

women being required to prove they are the “breadwinner” in order to have access to unemployment benefits – See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/#sthash.C7wVtJ0H.dpuf
women being required to prove they are the “breadwinner” in order to have access to unemployment benefits – See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/#sthash.C7wVtJ0H.dpuf

Take a look at the map and read a short analysis of some remarkable findings on the OUPblog.

o mark Human Rights Day, we have produced a map of 50 landmark human rights cases, each with a brief description and a link to a free article or report on the case.

The cases were chosen in conjunction with the editors of the Oxford Reports on International Law. These choices were intended to showcase the variety of international, regional, and national mechanisms and fora for adjudicating human rights claims, and the range of rights that have been recognized.

– See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/#sthash.6lmsmVSj.dpuf