The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Guðmundur S. Alfreðsson
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041111685
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF
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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.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Johannes Morsink
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217476
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Author: David A. Reidy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742548619
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: Christiane Höhn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540274568
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789024721450
Format: PDF, ePub
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Published under the auspices of the International Forum on Human Rights.

Human Rights

Author: Gordon DiGiacomo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442609532
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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."--