The second edition of this widely acclaimed textbook has been completely revised to include developments in international human rights over the last five years. Retaining its unique approach and style, the book includes questions, problem cases, and a wide range of carefully edited materials from both primary and secondary sources. Gender topics are integrated into the general text where relevant; judicial opinions on constitutional issues by the national courts are also included. This edition offers more topics dealing with cultural variety, such as relating and personal law regimes. In addition, new information is provided on international humanitarian law and the laws of war, including the International Criminal Tribunal.