Thursday, March 11, 2010
Books We Like: Human Rights in Europe
Professor William B.T. Mock, Jr. of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago (pictured at left) and his Italian colleague, Professor Gianmario Demurro of the University of Cagliari Faculty of Law (pictured at right) have just published an important new book called Human Rights in Europe: Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The book is published by Carolina Academic Press.
The book tracks the Charter of Fundamental Rights in its parts and divisions. The book is divided into chapters on Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens' Rights, Justice, and General Provisions. Each of those chapters has commentary on individual articles of the Charter.
The book is extremely well written and provides researchers with a wealth of information and commentary. It originated as a scholarly volume in Italian, called L'Europa dei Diritti: Commento all Carta dei diritta fondamentali del l'Unione Europea. This new, English-language version makes available to more researchers and policymakers the scholars' important observations on human rights in Europe. The book has an added benefit of introducing significant civil and constitutional law issues to comparative law scholars around the world.
This book is an important resource for any human rights researcher. I also especially like its price -- the publisher has priced it at a very affordable $45.00 (and the publisher's website will even give you 10% off of that). The book is 398 pages long. Click here for more information.
If you happen to be in Chicago, there will be a book signing at The John Marshall Law School on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
Click here to read our other post about proposed solutions to relieve a backlog of more than 120,000 cases at the European Court of Human Rights.
P.S. Happy Birthday to Keith Sipe at Carolina Academic Press!