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Bringing human rights to life

Author: Peter H Bailey
Publisher: Sydney : Federation Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes stories that are from all around the world, emphasising the universality of human rights.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Bailey
ISBN: 1862871035 9781862871038
OCLC Number: 28644213
Description: xi, 270 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The aborigines of Noonkanbah, the Penan of Sarawak and the Maori of Orakei : the rights of indigenous peoples --
Bangladesh, East Timor and Lithuania : the struggle for nationhood--the right of peoples to self-determination --
The Amish of Wisconsin and the French speakers of Belgium : the rights of minorities --
Baby J and Karen Quinlan : the right to life(1)--euthanasia for persons who cannot make their own choices --
The cases of Debbie and Mrs. Janet Adkins : the right to life(2)--euthanasia for persons capable of choosing --
The cases of Jane Roe and James Malone : the right to privacy --
The Chernobyl disaster and the forest-dwellers of Brazil : the right to a sustainable environment --
Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King : combating racial discrimination --
The cases of Donka Najdovska, Lynette Aldridge and Johnson Controls : sex discrimination and affirmative action --
The cases of Awet Josef of Eritrea and the Gillick children : the rights of children --
The cases of Monica Mignone and patient Vera : personal rights to liberty and security in times of emergency --
The cases of Karen Green and Joseph Brodsky : the right to work --
Tiananmen Square and the case of the Austrian doctors : the right to peaceful protest --
The cases of the IRA suspects and of Jeffrey Cosans : the right not to be subjected to torture or degrading forms of treatment --
Ways of advancing rights --
The human rights enterprise.
Responsibility: Peter Bailey.

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