Human Rights: Universality in Practice

Human Rights: Universality in Practice

by Peter R. Baehr
     
 

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Peter R. Baehr discusses the political features and legal aspects of human rights. Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a great number of international treaties and declarations have seen the light. Non-governmental organizations provide reliable information about violations of human rights. In some parts of the world there are

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Peter R. Baehr discusses the political features and legal aspects of human rights. Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a great number of international treaties and declarations have seen the light. Non-governmental organizations provide reliable information about violations of human rights. In some parts of the world there are regional supervision mechanisms citizens can turn to when domestic remedies have been exhausted. International criminal tribunals, on the former Yugoslavia and on Rwanda, and truth and reconciliation commissions have been established to implement international humanitarianism and human rights law. However, for many international treaties and declarations, implementation is deficient. Many states, especially in Asia, pay lip service to the universal validity of human rights, but see their supervision as a chiefly domestic affair.

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A political scientist, Baehr (human rights, Utrecht U. and Leiden U.) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by investigating the extent to which human rights are universal in general, with details about a number of specific places. He emphasizes the political aspects without neglecting their legal nature. The treatise is translated from the Dutch , published in Amsterdam. Most of the text is new, but nearly half is revised from parts of his published in a second edition in 1996. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780333968567
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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