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: 9347
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
View: 9166
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.

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: 5302
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: 3226
Published under the auspices of the International Forum on 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: 2237
5 Health and Medical Ethics

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: 8582
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
View: 2972
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: 9236
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: Peter Halstead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444107887
Category: Law
Page: 176
View: 475
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.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Michel Streich
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 174176632X
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
View: 2639
A vivid and strikingly illustrated edition of the United Nation's Declaration of Human Rights.

Human Rights

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Andrew Clapham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706162
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
View: 3235
Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that changes so rapidly. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, brings the issue of human rights up to date, considering the current controversies surrounding the movement. Discussing torture and arbitrary detention in the context of counter terrorism, Andrew Clapham also considers new challenges to human rights in the context of privacy, equality and the right to health. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

On Human Rights

Author: James Griffin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191623415
Category: Philosophy
Page: 360
View: 5320
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.

Human Rights

Commitment and Betrayal
Author: M. G. Chitkara
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788170247272
Category: Civil rights
Page: 306
View: 4776

Human Rights

Concepts, Contests, Contingencies
Author: Austin Sarat,Thomas R. Kearns
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472089031
Category: Law
Page: 124
View: 4548
Brings together essays that examine contestation and contingency in today's human rights politics

Human Rights

Current Issues and Controversies
Author: Gordon DiGiacomo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442609532
Category: Political Science
Page: 522
View: 329
"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

A Bibliography with Indexes
Author: Albert A. Zinnos
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594545764
Category: Political Science
Page: 156
View: 1718
Human rights refers to the concept of human beings as having universal rights, or status, regardless of legal jurisdiction, and likewise other localising factors, such as ethnicity and nationality. For many, the concept of human rights is based in religious principles. However, because a formal concept of human rights has not been universally accepted, the term has some degree of variance between its use in different local jurisdictions - difference in both meaningful substance as well as in protocols for and styles of application. Ultimately the most general meaning of the term is one which can only apply universally, and hence the term human rights is often itself an appeal to such transcended principles, without basing such on existing legal concepts. The term humanism refers to the developing doctrine of such universally applicable values, and it is on the basic concept that human beings have innate rights, that more specific local legal concepts are often based. as accepted within their respective legal systems regarding: the well being of individuals, the freedom and autonomy of individuals, and the representation of the human interest in government. These rights commonly include the right to life, the right to an adequate standard of living, the prohibition of genocide, freedom from torture and other mistreatment, freedom of expression, freedom of movement, the right to self-determination, the right to education, and the right to participation in cultural and political life. These norms are based on the legal and political traditions of United Nations member states and are incorporated into international human rights instruments. This new book brings together the latest book literature centred on this crucial topic.

Human Rights In A Changing World

Author: P Sukumar Nair
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
ISBN: 9788178359014
Category: Environmental protection
Page: 382
View: 785
Papers presented at the National Seminar on 'Human Rights in a Changing World', held at Pandalam.

Human Rights

A Political and Cultural Critique
Author: Makau Mutua
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812204158
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 8997
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.

Women, Gender, and Human Rights

A Global Perspective
Author: Marjorie Agosín
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813529837
Category: Political Science
Page: 339
View: 8670

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Vol. 1-
Author: David P. Forsythe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0195334027
Page: N.A
View: 9402