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Human Rights

Author : P. Peter R. Baehr
ISBN : 9041102108
Genre : Political Science
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Human Rights and Chinese Tradition, Xia Yong.
Category: Political Science

Human Rights

Author : Peter Halstead
ISBN : 9781444107883
Genre : Law
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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.
Category: Law

The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

Author : Guðmundur S. Alfreðsson
ISBN : 9041111689
Genre : 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.
Category: Political Science

Universal Human Rights In Theory And Practice

Author : Jack Donnelly
ISBN : 9780801467493
Genre : Political Science
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In the third edition of his classic work, revised extensively and updated to include recent developments on the international scene, Jack Donnelly explains and defends a richly interdisciplinary account of human rights as universal rights. He shows that any conception of human rights-and the idea of human rights itself-is historically specific and contingent. Since publication of the first edition in 1989, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice has justified Donnelly's claim that "conceptual clarity, the fruit of sound theory, can facilitate action. At the very least it can help to unmask the arguments of dictators and their allies."
Category: Political Science

What Are Human Rights

Author : Fleiner, Thomas
ISBN : 1862873283
Genre : Political Science
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Thomas Fleiner's book is an extraordinarily clear, short account of what human rights are and why they are important. Previously published in German, Russian, French and Spanish, it is soon to appear in Chinese. This is the first English translation. The 35 short chapters are a wonderful mixture of anecdote, example and analysis.
Category: Political Science

Human Rights

Author : M. G. Chitkara
ISBN : 8170247276
Genre : Civil rights
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Category: Civil rights

Human Rights

Author : Bertrand G. Ramcharan
ISBN : 9024721458
Genre : Human Rights
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Published under the auspices of the International Forum on Human Rights.
Category: Human Rights

On Human Rights

Author : James Griffin
ISBN : 9780191623417
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

Author : Johannes Morsink
ISBN : 0812217470
Genre : Political Science
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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.
Category: Political Science

Cultural Human Rights

Author : Francesco Francioni
ISBN : 9789004162945
Genre : Political Science
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What is the relationship between culture and human rights? Can the idea of cultural rights, which are predicated on the distinctiveness and exclusivity of a communitya (TM)s beliefs and traditions, be compatible with the concept of human rights, which are universal and a ~inherenta (TM) to all human beings? If we accept such compatibility, what is the actual content of cultural rights? Who are their beneficiaries: individuals, or peoples or groups as collective entities? And what precise obligations do cultural rights pose upon states or other actors in international law, or for the international community as a whole? International instruments on the protection of human rights do not provide self-evident answers to these questions. This book seeks to analyse these dilemmas and to assess the impact that they are having on international law and the development of a coherent category of cultural human rights.
Category: Political Science