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Human rights in perspective : a global assessment : Nobel Symposium 74

Author: Eide, Asbj�rn. ; ; Asbjørn Eide; Bernt Hagtvet
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Business, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Around the world the pressure on human rights remains intense. The complexity and pace of a modern world, and the conflicts and strains it creates continually threaten individuals and groups in many places. Human Rights in Perspective represents a major appraisal of the progress and problems forty years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration is the basis of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eide, Asbj�rn. ; ; Asbjørn Eide; Bernt Hagtvet
ISBN: 063117883X 9780631178835
OCLC Number: 25130651
Notes: Symposium held June 21-23, 1988 in Lysebu, Norway.
Description: xviii, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 International efforts to protect and encourage respect for human rights by the UN problems and prospects after 40 years: national sovereignty and international efforts to realize human rights, Asbjorn Eide; "political" and "legal" control mechanisms - the competition and co-existence, Theo van Boven; the compatibility of regional systems of human rights with international conventions, Etienne R Mbaya. Part 2 Human rights, world civilizations and indigenous religious traditions - re-opening the question of universal validity: human rights in comparative civilisational perspective, Shmuel N Eisenstadt; human rights and the new circle of equity - Muslim political theory and the rejection of skepticism, Ernest Geliner; universal human rights and the cultures of indigenous peoples and other ethnic groups - the critical frontier of the 1990's, Rudolfo Stavenhagen; the universality of human rights re-visited - some less applaudable consequences of the human rights tradition, Johan Galtung. Part 3 International and domestic socio-political and economic impediments for the realization of human rights: types of political regimes and respect for human rights - historical and cross-national perspectives, Juan J Linz; democracy and human rights under different conditions and developments, Robert A Dahl; compliance with economic and social human rights - realistic evolutions and monitoring in the light of immediate obligations, Bard A Andreassen et al; the structure of dominance in the international geo-economic system and the prospects for human rights realization.
Responsibility: edited by Asbjørn Eide and Bernt Hagtvet.

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The outcome of an international conference, this work discusses the progress in developing human rights internationally in the 40 years since the signing of the UN Charter. The contributors examine  Read more...

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