Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Eric Puybaret
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211014921
Category: Law
Page: 44
View: 9308
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
View: 1540
The Right to Seek Asylum.

Human rights

problems and perspectives
Author: Rani Ponnaian
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 2879
Contributed articles with reference to India.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Michel Streich
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 174176632X
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
View: 9911
A vivid and strikingly illustrated edition of the United Nation's Declaration of Human Rights.

Science in the Service of Human Rights

Author: Richard Pierre Claude
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812236798
Category: Philosophy
Page: 267
View: 7249
5 Health and Medical Ethics

Human Rights

Chinese and Dutch Perspectives
Author: P. Peter R. Baehr,Jacqueline Smith
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041102102
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
View: 1567
Human Rights and Chinese Tradition, Xia Yong.

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
View: 3181
Published under the auspices of the International Forum on Human Rights.

Human Rights

Commitment and Betrayal
Author: M. G. Chitkara
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788170247272
Category: Civil rights
Page: 306
View: 7609

Human Rights

Author: Robert McCorquodale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351777602
Category: Social Science
Page: 632
View: 9048
This title was first published in 2003. Theories of human rights are important, as they can be a means to challenging entrenched and oppressive power. These key essays take a philosophical approach to human rights, questioning dominant theories and offering different perspectives on their application.

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
View: 526
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.

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
View: 5854
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

Current Issues and Controversies
Author: Gordon DiGiacomo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442609532
Category: Political Science
Page: 522
View: 9474
"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."--

Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: William Sweet
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776605585
Category: Philosophy
Page: 241
View: 8658
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.

Human Rights In A Changing World

Author: P Sukumar Nair
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
ISBN: 9788178359014
Category: Environmental protection
Page: 382
View: 6823
Papers presented at the National Seminar on 'Human Rights in a Changing World', held at Pandalam.

On Human Rights

Author: James Griffin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191623415
Category: Philosophy
Page: 360
View: 1530
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.

Making Sense of Human Rights

Philosophical Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Author: James W. Nickel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520059948
Category: Philosophy
Page: 253
View: 8413
This fully revised and extended edition of James Nickel's classic study explains and defends the conception of human rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and subsequent human rights treaties. Combining philosophical, legal, and political approaches, Nickel addresses questions about what human rights are, what their content should be, and whether and how they can be justified.

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
Page: 782
View: 1113
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.

Human Rights

A Political and Cultural Critique
Author: Makau Mutua
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812204158
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 1567
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.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Author: Edward H. Lawson,Mary Lou Bertucci
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781560323624
Category: Political Science
Page: 1715
View: 9122
Covers rights, violations, policies, agencies, individuals, and international law

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Vol. 1-
Author: David P. Forsythe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0195334027
Page: N.A
View: 1295