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Human Rights: Concept and Standards

 
Synopsis

During the half-century since the adoption of the United Nations Charter in 1945 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a comprehensive international human rights law embracing many international instruments has been created. An analysis and presentation of the conceptual framework and adopted human rights standards is the main objective of this volume. It presents reflections on historical perspectives and philosophical foundations of human rights. It gives a detailed analysis of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as well as the rights of persons belonging to such vulnerable groups as women, children, minorities, indigenous people and migrant workers, and the interrelation between humanitarian law and human rights. The book will be of special interest to human rights activists, teachers, students and journalists, as well as various professional groups like decision makers, law enforcement personnel, and those in public administration, army or police, who all deal with human rights questions.  

Contents: I. The Concept of Human Rights: 1. International Human Rights in an Historical Perspective. 2. The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights. II. Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: 3. Civil and Political Rights. 4. Economic and Social Rights. 5. Cultural Rights. III. Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons and Groups: 6. Women’s Rights. 7. The Rights of the Child. 8. The Rights of Persons Belonging to Minorities. 9. Protection of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights. 10. Migrant Workers’ Rights.

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Bibliographic information

Title Human Rights: Concept and Standards
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788170337195
length 390p.