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Human Rights Centre
University of Padova
Series: Human Rights Studies
Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Among the broad structural transformation processes at the global level, the international legal recognition of human rights occupies an exceptionally prominent position. The dimensions of this process include standard setting, the functioning of sophisticated machineries for the promotion and protection of human rights, the development of a specific international case-law as well as new priorities of the political agenda.
The human rights paradigm is at the heart of a new set of interrelated principles, which are equally valid at both the domestic and the international levels – such as the rule of law, democratic principles and the responsibility to protect – and of great strategic visions, as human development and human security. New functions, such as human rights monitoring, election observation, fact-finding and inquiry have already been admitted to international practice.
This series intends to foster the publication of volumes that investigate the multiple facets of a strongly evolving reality, and stimulate the production of new and innovative ideas. It offers to highlight how the human rights paradigm is at times used and at times disregarded or exploited in cases and situations that regard among others those belonging to vulnerable groups (immigrants, asylum seekers, persons with disabilities), NGOs and human rights defenders' advocacy, intercultural dialogue, governance of world economy, bio-technologies and peace operations. Those studies which adopt inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches, in accordance with the fundamental principle of interdependence and indivisibility of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, will be favoured.
Léonce Bekemans, University of Padova, Jean Monnet Chair "Globalisation and Intercultural Dialogue", Academic coordinator, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "Intercultural dialogue, Human Rights and Multi-level Governance".
Bojko Bucar, University of Ljubljana, Professor of International Relations, Dean, Faculty Social Sciences, National Director European Master Human Rights and Democratisation.
Gabor Halmai, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Professor of Law, Director of the Hungarian Human Rights Information and Documentation Center.
Jean-Paul Lehners, Université du Luxembourg, Professor of Global History, Titulaire de la Chaire UNESCO en Droits de l'Homme, Coordinateur de l'Observatoire des Droits de l'Homme du Luxembourg.
Gianni Magazzeni, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva.
Marco Mascia, University of Padova, Professor of International Relations, Director of the Human Rights Centre, Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "Intercultural dialogue, Human Rights and Multi-level Governance".
Antonio Papisca, University of Padova, Emeritus Professor, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace, Director of the Italian Yearbook of Human Rights, Director of the Review “Pace diritti umani/Peace human rights”, Founding Director of the Human Rights Centre.
Stelios Perrakis, Panteion University, Athens, Professor of International and European Institutions, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair "Democracy, Human Rights and Peace", Chair Jean Monnet "Democracy and Human Rights in EU", Head, Section on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Policy, Institute of International Relations (Athens).
Ugo Villani, LUISS University, Rome, Professor of International Organisation and Human Rights.
Peter G. Xuereb, University of Malta, Professor of European and Comparative Law, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law and European Integration, Head of Department of European & Comparative Law.