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The no-nonsense guide to human rights

Author: Olivia Ball; Paul Gready
Publisher: Oxford : New Internationalist, 2006.
Series: No-nonsense guides (New Internationalist Publications (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This No-Nonsense Guide looks at the theories of rights and universalism. It explores the difficult task of trying to protect human rights in war, the advances in international law that have led to some rights abusers facing justice, and the conflicts that can occur when rights collide with culture." "While progress is being made in some areas, millions continue to suffer. Now that the world is in the grip of a 'war  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Ball; Paul Gready
ISBN: 9781904456452 1904456456 9781906523596 1906523592
OCLC Number: 70402898
Description: 135 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu --
Introduction --
A powerful idea --
Different rights make a whole --
Rights in war and armed conflict --
Law and what it's good for --
Other ways of securing human rights --
Contacts and resources.
Series Title: No-nonsense guides (New Internationalist Publications (Firm))
Other Titles: Human rights
Responsibility: Olivia Ball and Paul Gready.

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How do we define human rights, and how do we protect them? Is the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights truly universal? This work reviews the development of assumptions about human rights and  Read more...

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