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International human rights law : an introduction

Author: David S Weissbrodt; Connie de la Vega
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than half a century, the world community has sought to codify a series of fundamental precepts intended to prevent such abuses of human rights as torture, discrimination, starvation, and forced eviction. The United Nations, other international organizations, regional institutions, and governments have developed various procedures for protecting against and providing remedies for human rights violations.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Weissbrodt; Connie de la Vega
ISBN: 9780812240320 0812240324 9780812221206 0812221206
OCLC Number: 154800582
Description: x, 432 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Basic Introduction to International Human Rights --
A. Introduction to Human Rights as Part of International Law --
B. Overview and History of International Human Rights --
II. Human Rights Categorized by Particular Rights, Responsibilities, and Groups --
A. Categorized by Particular Rights and Responsibilities --
B. Groups at Risk --
III. Procedures for Implementation of Human Rights --
A. International Procedures --
B. Regional Institutions and Procedures --
C. National Institutions and Procedures --
D. Truth and Reconciliation Commissions --
E. Nongovernmental Organizations --
IV. Conclusion.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: David Weissbrodt and Connie de la Vega.

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International Human Rights Law is a comprehensive introductory treatise, intended for all concerned about this critical area of international law, including students, lawyers, other advocates,  Read more...

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