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2018 has been another challenging year for human rights in Europe and globally. International human rights standards, the rule of law and international human rights institutions have come under increasing pressure. The eleventh volume of the European Yearbook on Human Rights discusses the backgrounds of these developments and outlines the potential implications and possible solutions. The backsliding of democracy in Poland and Hungary, the human rights fallout from Brexit and the human rights situations in Chechnya and the Ukraine are mentioned as just a few examples. The Yearbook also includes contributions on all-time classics such as the right to freedom of expression or fair trial and tensions between security and the protection of human rights, as well as more recent developments on the rights of persons with disabilities and the rights of children to be heard in political processes. The European Yearbook on Human Rights brings together renowned scholars, emerging voices and practitioners. Split into parts devoted to recent developments in the European Union, the Council of Europe and the OSCE as well as through reports from the field, the contributions engage with some of the most important human rights issues and developments in Europe. The Yearbook helps to better understand the rich landscape of the European regional human rights system and is intended to stimulate discussions, critical thinking and further research in this field.
Philip Czech / Lisa Heschl / Karin Lukas / Manfred Nowak / Gerd Oberleitner
Assistant Professor of European Law at Maastricht University. She was Resident Fellow at Yale Law School, Emile Noel Fellow at NYU School of Law, and Fulbright Scholar at Columbia Law School. Her most recent book is Secrecy and Oversight in the European Union (Oxford University Press 2019). On whistleblowing protection, Abazi provided legal advice to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. She co-draft ed the model EU Directive for protection of whistleblowers in 2016 and the Council of Europe Resolution for local and regional protections in 2019.
Is Professor of Law associated with the Law Faculty at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics', Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he teaches legal theory and comparative law. He holds PhD degrees from Saint Petersburg State University (2006) and Leiden University (2019). Professor Antonov's research interests focus on the problems of normativity in law. He is also practicing as a member of the Saint Petersburg Bar Association
Dr. Wolfgang Benedek
Professor Emeritus at the Institute of International Law and International Relations and former Director of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy of the University of Graz (UNI-ETC). He is a regular lecturer at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy and the European Master Programmes on Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice and Sarajevo. His main research interests include human rights, human development and human security, on which he has published substantially. He was the managing co-editor of th European Yearbook on Human Rights until 2018.
Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky
Is the current United Nations Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights. He previously worked at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and as a consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). A doctor of law with wide experience in international relations and litigation, he is the author of numerous books and articles on fi nance and human rights.
Claire Bright, PhD
Is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and a Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She holds a PhD in International Law from the European University Institute, an LLM in Private International Law and International Commercial Law from La Sorbonne Law School and a Dual Bachelor in French and English Laws from the University Paris-Est. In the past, Claire has worked as a Lecturer at the London School of Business and Management and Programme Associate on the Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford.
Dr. Andrea Broderick
Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Law, Maastricht University, having previously been a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the DREAM network. Dr. Broderick holds a PhD in international/comparative disability equality law from Maastricht University. Her PhD thesis was nominated for the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award 2016. She received the Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science 2018 for her work on equality and accessibility law. She has published widely in the fields of international, European and comparative law, and has taken part in funded research projects for, among others, the European Commission and the Council of Europe. In addition, she is a qualified lawyer, and previously worked in legal practice.