The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A Common Standard of Achievement
Author: Guðmundur S. Alfreðsson,Asbjørn Eide
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041111685
Category: Political Science
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This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In so doing, it offers a comprehensive and systematic treatment of the rights and duties contained in the UDHR, in the light of its history, the intentions of its drafters ant the standard-setting activities and monitoring efforts which have grown out of its existence. Each article of the UDHR is treated in a separate chapter; each chapter is written by different authors, all scholars from or associated with the Nordic countries, all active in human rights work, either academically or in the field. A consolidated bibliography completes the collection. The subtitle of this volume is "A Common Standard of Achievement," a phrase drawn from the Preamble of the UDHR. In many ways, this collection is intended to demonstrate that this phrase has, to a considerable extent, come true.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Author: Eric Puybaret
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211014921
Category: Law
Page: 44
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Powerful, moving, simple and forceful, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights speaks to us all -- about our ideals, about hope, about the sort of world we want to create and live in. Bought to vivid life by illustrator Michel Streich, this edition of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" marries the forceful words of the Declaration with a series of striking yet simple illustrations, making us see afresh the power, hope and idealism contained in these words. The perfect gift for any thinking person.

Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology
Author: Barend Van Der Heijden,Bahia Tahzib,Nederland / Ministerie van Buite
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041110466
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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The Right to Seek Asylum.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Origins, Drafting, and Intent
Author: Johannes Morsink
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217476
Category: Political Science
Page: 378
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999 Born of a shared revulsion against the horrors of the Holocaust, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has become the single most important statement of international ethics. It was inspired by and reflects the full scope of President Franklin Roosevelt's famous four freedoms: "the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear." Written by a UN commission led by Eleanor Roosevelt and adopted in 1948, the Declaration has become the moral backbone of more than two hundred human rights instruments that are now a part of our world. The result of a truly international negotiating process, the document has been a source of hope and inspiration to thousands of groups and millions of oppressed individuals.

Universal Human Rights

Moral Order in a Divided World
Author: David A. Reidy,Mortimer N. S. Sellers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742548619
Category: Philosophy
Page: 238
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Universal Human Rights brings new clarity to the important and highly contested concept of universal human rights. This collection of essays explores the foundations of universal human rights in four sections devoted to their nature, application, enforcement, and limits, concluding that shared rights help to constitute a universal human community, which supports local customs and separate state sovereignty. The eleven contributors to this volume demonstrate from their very different perspectives how human rights can help to bring moral order to an otherwise divided world. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Between human rights and conflict prevention

minority protection within the framework of the organisationfor security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ; (English summary)
Author: Christiane Höhn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540274568
Category: Law
Page: 418
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Das Minderheitenschutzsystem der OSZE ist innovativ und spielt weltweit eine Vorreiterrolle. Der vorliegende Band gibt Antwort auf folgende Fragen: Was sind die Vor- und Nachteile politisch bindender Normen? Welche Auswirkungen haben sie auf das Völkerrecht, zum Beispiel in den Außenbeziehungen der EU? Wie unterscheidet sich der Hochkommissar für nationale Minderheiten von traditionellen menschenrechtlichen Durchsetzungsmechanismen? Welche zusätzlichen, flexibleren und umfassenderen Handlungsmöglichkeiten sind ihm als Instrument der Konfliktprävention gegeben?

Human Rights

Thirty Years After the Universal Declaration : Commemorative Volume on the Occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789024721450
Category: Human Rights
Page: 274
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Published under the auspices of the International Forum on Human Rights.

Human Rights

Current Issues and Controversies
Author: Gordon DiGiacomo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442609532
Category: Political Science
Page: 522
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"Written largely by Canadian scholars for Canadian students, Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies is an overview of contemporary human rights concerns that aims to introduce readers to the human rights instruments--provincial, national, and international--that protect Canadians. The volume begins with an overview of the history of human rights before moving on to discuss such important topics as the relationship between political institutions and rights protection, rights issues pertaining to specific communities, and cross-cutting rights issues that affect most or all citizens. Contemporary and comprehensive, Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies is a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying human rights."--

Human Rights


Author: Routledge-Cavendish,Routledge-Cavendish Publishing Staff
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843144956
Category: Law
Page: 136
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Cavendish lawcards are complete pocket sized guides to the key examinable areas of law. Their concise text, user-friendly layout and compact format makes them the ideal revision aid for identifying, understanding and memorizing the vital aspects of each area of law. Important features of the new edtion include: New four colour text design for easier navigation throughout each book Colour coded highlighting of cases and legislation Diagrams and flowcharts Bullet points of crucial information

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Conscience for the World
Author: Felice D. Gaer,Christen L. Broecker
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004254250
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 420
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Conscience for the World examines the strategies pursued and results achieved by the UN’s top human rights officials to end atrocities and promote justice, equality, and protection worldwide.

Human Rights In A Changing World


Author: P Sukumar Nair
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
ISBN: 9788178359014
Category: Environmental protection
Page: 382
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Papers presented at the National Seminar on 'Human Rights in a Changing World', held at Pandalam.

Human Rights


Author: Peter Halstead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444107887
Category: Law
Page: 176
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Key Cases is the essential series for anyone studying law, including LLB, ILEX and post-graduate conversion courses. Understanding and memorising leading cases fully is a vital part of the study of law. The clear format, style and explanations of Key Cases will ensure you achieve this. Key Cases provides the simplest and most effective way for you to memorise and absorb the essential cases needed to pass your exams effortlessly.

Women, Gender, and Human Rights

A Global Perspective
Author: Marjorie Agosín
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813529837
Category: Political Science
Page: 339
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II: WOMEN AND HEALTH

Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Author: William Sweet
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776605585
Category: Philosophy
Page: 241
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The last 100 years can be described as pivotal in our appreciation of human rights. From the Déclaration des droits internationaux de l'homme of 1929 to the more recent discussion of the establishment of an International Court of Justice, the notions of 'rights' and 'international human rights' have extended beyond rarefied philosophical discourse to become part of our basic vocabulary. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948 is a key document that is central to contemporary dialogues about human rights. The UDHR and its subsequent protocols and conventions enumerate a lengthy list of rights that many recognize as fundamental in ensuring human dignity. Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights examines the relations and interrelations among theoretical and practical analyses of human rights. Edited by William Sweet, this extensive volume draws on the work of philosophers, political theorists, and those involved in the implementation of human rights. Although diverse in subject and approach, the essays collectively argue that the language of rights and the corresponding legal and political instruments have an important place in contemporary social and political philosophy.

On Human Rights


Author: James Griffin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191553506
Category: Philosophy
Page: 360
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What is a human right? How can we tell whether a proposed human right really is one? How do we establish the content of particular human rights, and how do we resolve conflicts between them? These are pressing questions for philosophers, political theorists, jurisprudents, international lawyers, and activists. James Griffin offers answers in his compelling new investigation of the foundations of human rights. First, On Human Rights traces the idea of a natural right from its origin in the late Middle Ages, when the rights were seen as deriving from natural laws, through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when the original theological background was progressively dropped and 'natural law' emptied of most of its original meaning. By the end of the Enlightenment, the term 'human rights' (droits de l'homme) appeared, marking the purge of the theological background. But the Enlightenment, in putting nothing in its place, left us with an unsatisfactory, incomplete idea of a human right. Griffin shows how the language of human rights has become debased. There are scarcely any accepted criteria, either in the academic or the public sphere, for correct use of the term. He takes on the task of showing the way towards a determinate concept of human rights, based on their relation to the human status that we all share. He works from certain paradigm cases, such as freedom of expression and freedom of worship, to more disputed cases such as welfare rights - for instance the idea of a human right to health. His goal is a substantive account of human rights - an account with enough content to tell us whether proposed rights really are rights. Griffin emphasizes the practical as well as theoretical urgency of this goal: as the United Nations recognized in 1948 with its Universal Declaration, the idea of human rights has considerable power to improve the lot of humanity around the world. We can't do without the idea of human rights, and we need to get clear about it. It is our job now - the job of this book - to influence and develop the unsettled discourse of human rights so as to complete the incomplete idea.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights


Author: Edward H. Lawson,Mary Lou Bertucci
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781560323624
Category: Political Science
Page: 1715
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Covers rights, violations, policies, agencies, individuals, and international law

Human Rights

New Perspectives, New Realities
Author: Adamantia Pollis,Peter Schwab
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555879792
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
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This collection reflects two decades of developments in human rights scholarship, revisiting the debate between universalists and cultural relativists and also engaging new notions of third generation rights.

Human Rights

A Political and Cultural Critique
Author: Makau Mutua
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812204158
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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In 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and with it a profusion of norms, processes, and institutions to define, promote, and protect human rights. Today virtually every cause seeks to cloak itself in the righteous language of rights. But even so, this universal reliance on the rights idiom has not succeeded in creating common ground and deep agreement as to the scope, content, and philosophical bases for human rights. Makau Mutua argues that the human rights enterprise inappropriately presents itself as a guarantor of eternal truths without which human civilization is impossible. Mutua contends that in fact the human rights corpus, though well meaning, is a Eurocentric construct for the reconstitution of non-Western societies and peoples with a set of culturally biased norms and practices. Mutua maintains that if the human rights movement is to succeed, it must move away from Eurocentrism as a civilizing crusade and attack on non-European peoples. Only a genuine multicultural approach to human rights can make it truly universal. Indigenous, non-European traditions of Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas must be deployed to deconstruct—and to reconstruct—a universal bundle of rights that all human societies can claim as theirs.