About Manfred Nowak
Manfred Nowak is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Vienna and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. Between 2004 and 2010 he served as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, and between 1993 and 2006 in various functions as UN expert on enforced disappearances. From 1996 to 2003 he also served as one of the international judges at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. He is a member of the International Commission of Jurists and various other professional bodies. He regularly teaches at various universities in different parts of the world. He is author of more than 400 books and articles in the field of international law, constitutional law and human rights, including:
Torture and Enforced Disappearance, in: Catarina Krause and Martin Scheinin (eds.), International Protection of Human Rights: A Textbook, Turku, Abo, 2009, 151-182
Eight Reasons why we need a World Court of Human Rights, in Jonas Grimheden/Gudmundur Alfredsson/Bertie Ramcharan (eds.), International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms: Essays in Honour of Jakob Th. Möller, 2nd edition, Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Lund), Nijhoff Publishers, 321 – 33.
U.N. Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – CCPR Commentary, 2nd revised edition, Kehl/Strasbourg/Arlington, 2005, 1277 pages (translation into Chinese also available).
Introduction to the International Human Rights Regime, Leiden 2003, 365 pages (translation into Chinese also available).
The United Nations Convention Against Torture - A Commentary (together with Elizabeth McArthur), Oxford University Press (Oxford/New York), 2008, 1680 pages.