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The essentials of human rights

Author: Rhona K M Smith; Christien van den Anker
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Essentials of Human Rights is an easy-to-use, accessible introduction to the human rights debate. It covers the history of human rights and uses examples of specific rights and freedoms to assess the current situation. The book surveys international legal systems and organisations like the UN as well as prospects for the future. Entries cover general categories of rights (including civil, political, cultural,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rhona K M Smith; Christien van den Anker
ISBN: 0340815744 9780340815748
OCLC Number: 57006375
Description: xxxiii, 382 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The historical roots of human rights --
Traditional values supporting human rights --
Theories and critiques of human rights --
The institutional framework for human rights --
Legal measures and instruments --
Rights and freedoms --
Monitoring and enforcing human rights --
Humanitarian law and criminal law --
The reality of human rights in different regions of the world --
The future of human rights.
Other Titles: Human rights
Responsibility: Rhona K.M. Smith, Christien van den Anker.
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