Agenda for Change

Agenda for Change
Author: Klaus Hüfner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 3663092259
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agenda for Change Book Excerpt:

The 50th anniversary of the United Nations Organisation is commemorated in 1995. The UN emerged at the end of the most bloody war in the history of contemporary civilization and it is understandable that its founding fathers were concerned first and foremost with the need "to save succeeding gen erations from the scourge of war." This great historical mission of the new international organisation was determined and designed by the allied powers that had won the war against the "enemy states." Cooperation of the perma nent members of the UN Security Council was the basic element of the effi ciency of post -war system of international peace and security. Apart from this main mission, the founding fathers of the United Nations declared their determination "to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social prog ress and better standards of life in larger freedom" (preamble, UN Charter).

International Instruments

International Instruments
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9780477054737
Category: Civil rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND INDIAN LAW

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND INDIAN LAW
Author: BRIJ KISHORE SHARMA
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2010-01-28
ISBN: 8120340477
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND INDIAN LAW Book Excerpt:

The Charter of the United Nations contained a statement that the people of the United Nations reaffirm their faith in certain inalienable Human Rights, in the dignity of human beings and in essential equality of rights of men and women. This statement led to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the United Nations on 10th December 1948. This Declaration guided, encouraged, and in some cases, put pressure on the nations to recognise these rights or Acts as rights which may be claimed and enforced by citizens and other human beings. India framed its Constitution soon after the Declaration and gave effect to many of the rights contained in the Declaration. Later some of them formed part of a statute and some have been knit in the Constitution by our Courts. This book contains the text of the Declaration with explanatory comments by the author. It also contains references to relevant articles of the Constitution and sections of various Acts and refers to judgements of the Supreme Court of India. It is the only book that gives parallel provisions of Indian Law—parallel to each article of the Declaration. The book will immensely benefit all students of Human Rights as part of the courses in Political Science, Law and other related fields. It will be helpful to all those who are appearing for civil services and other examinations conducted by various Public Service Commissions.

Law of Armed Conflict Documentary Supplement

Law of Armed Conflict Documentary Supplement
Author: The United States Army Judge Advocate Ge,The United The United States Army Judge Advocate 's Legal Center and School
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN: 9781511941693
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law of Armed Conflict Documentary Supplement Book Excerpt:

WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in large freedom, AND FOR THESE ENDS to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.

A Documentary History of U S Foreign Relations

A Documentary History of U S  Foreign Relations
Author: David Foster Long
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dignity in International Human Rights Law

Dignity in International Human Rights Law
Author: Camilla Barker
Publsiher: Camilla Barker
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2011-01-19
ISBN: 1456502158
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dignity in International Human Rights Law Book Excerpt:

International human rights law has at its core a concept that is so paradoxical, illogical and impractical that it renders itself incapable of accepted definition. It is a concept that sits still and silent in human rights legislation and screams at the top of its voice in human rights litigation. Its unwavering presence in the post-Nazism world not only confirms its importance in everything we do and say as human rights lawyers but it also calls into question whether it has indeed passed its use-by-date and fallen into the dark depths of ineptitude. This begs the question: “Does the concept of dignity have any meaning in international human rights law?” This study is a critical examination of the role that dignity plays in international human rights law. Sections include: defining dignity; the conceptual development of dignity; dignity in international human rights texts; dignity in judicial discourse; and dignity in legal process.

Blackstone s International Human Rights Documents

Blackstone s International Human Rights Documents
Author: Alison Bisset
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN: 0198768303
Category: Human rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackstone s International Human Rights Documents Book Excerpt:

This work contains all the relevant regional and international instruments, and covers the essential United Nations resolutions and international conventions.

Blackstone s International Human Rights Documents

Blackstone s International Human Rights Documents
Author: P. R. Ghandhi,Sandy Ghandhi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 0199656320
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackstone s International Human Rights Documents Book Excerpt:

Blackstone's Statutes have a 25-year tradition of trust and quality unrivalled by other statute books, and a rock solid reputation for accuracy, reliability and authority. Content is peer reviewed to ensure a close map to courses. Blackstone's Statutes lead the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use. Each title is: · Trusted: Ideal for exam use · Practical: Find what you need instantly · Reliable: Current, comprehensive coverage The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre that provides: guidance on how to use a statutes book; a table showing the ratification of the Human Rights Instruments; updates; and weblinks.

The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU

The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU
Author: Gloria González Fuster
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-04-28
ISBN: 3319050230
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU Book Excerpt:

This book explores the coming into being in European Union (EU) law of the fundamental right to personal data protection. Approaching legal evolution through the lens of law as text, it unearths the steps that led to the emergence of this new right. It throws light on the right’s significance, and reveals the intricacies of its relationship with privacy. The right to personal data protection is now officially recognised as an EU fundamental right. As such, it is expected to play a critical role in the future European personal data protection legal landscape, seemingly displacing the right to privacy. This volume is based on the premise that an accurate understanding of the right’s emergence is crucial to ensure its correct interpretation and development. Key questions addressed include: How did the new right surface in EU law? How could the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights claim to render ‘more visible’ an invisible right? And how did EU law allow for the creation of a new right while ensuring consistency with existing legal instruments and case law? The book first investigates the roots of personal data protection, studying the redefinition of privacy in the United States in the 1960s, as well as pioneering developments in European countries and in international organisations. It then analyses the EU’s involvement since the 1970s up to the introduction of legislative proposals in 2012. It grants particular attention to changes triggered in law by language and, specifically, by the coexistence of languages and legal systems that determine meaning in EU law. Embracing simultaneously EU law’s multilingualism and the challenging notion of the untranslatability of words, this work opens up an inspiring way of understanding legal change. This book will appeal to legal scholars, policy makers, legal practitioners, privacy and personal data protection activists, and philosophers of law, as well as, more generally, anyone interested in how law works.

Enforcement of Human Rights

Enforcement of Human Rights
Author: Nagendra Singh
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9024733022
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enforcement of Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Equality in law between men & women in the European Community is an integral part of the EC's social policy & crucial to its economic & social cohesion. This 15-Volume Encyclopedia analyses the legal framework for equal opportunities which now exists in the Community due to the adoption of EC Directives on equal treatment, equal pay & social security, & to the work of the European Court of Justice in this area. It looks at how the EC Directives have been implemented & interpreted in each Member State, & at the other legislative & constitutional provisions affecting the principle of equality. All the principal legal provisions are reproduced or translated. Extracts from or digests of national case law are also included. Each volume is structured so that Member States's provisions on equality can be directly compared. The editors of this Encyclopedia are Michel Verwilghen , Professeur ordinaire a la Faculte de Droit, Universite catholique de Louvain , & Ferdinand von Prondzynski , Professor of Law & Dean of the Law School, University of Hull .

To Reaffirm Faith in Fundamental Human Rights

 To Reaffirm Faith in Fundamental Human Rights
Author: Felice D. Gaer,Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 15
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Human rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Reaffirm Faith in Fundamental Human Rights Book Excerpt:

A Thematic Guide to Documents on the Human Rights of Women

A Thematic Guide to Documents on the Human Rights of Women
Author: Guðmundur S. Alfreðsson,Katarina Tomaševski
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 434
Release: 1995-09-07
ISBN: 9789041100948
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thematic Guide to Documents on the Human Rights of Women Book Excerpt:

7. RIGHT TO FOOD.

Left Wing Extremism and Human Rights

Left Wing Extremism and Human Rights
Author: K. V. Thomas
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 9351504360
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Left Wing Extremism and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights unfolds a mosaic of social issues, especially of the weaker and marginalized section, closely intertwined with internal security. Based on an empirical study of the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in Andhra Pradesh, once the citadel of LWE, it offers a deep analysis of the growth and consolidation of LWE in India. It also studies the profiles and roles of NGOs in promoting rights for which specific case studies have been undertaken. As LWE and counter-extremist operations have become the major sources of serious human-rights violations in the country, the pan-Indian scenario of the movement bringing out its genesis, organizational structure, etc., have been elaborately dealt with in this book.

The Global Struggle for Human Rights

The Global Struggle for Human Rights
Author: Debra L. DeLaet
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1285966090
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Struggle for Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Explore the tension between state sovereignty and human rights, genocide, economic rights, and various concepts of justice as they relate to the promotion of fundamental human rights with THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES IN WORLD POLITICS. This textbook covers human rights in relation to gender equity, feminist perspectives, and sexual orientation and suggests a universal perspective on human rights sensitive to cultural differences and diversity among and within nations. The text also explores human rights law and the question of whether human rights are universal. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Report of the Human Rights Council

Report of the Human Rights Council
Author: United Nations Department of General Assembly and Conference Management
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN: 9210573897
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

This report presents the resolutions and decisions, as well as the President's statements adopted by the Human Rights Council at its twentieth special session (20 January 2014), its twenty-fifth (3-28 March 2014) and twenty-sixth session (10-27 June 2014), and its twenty-first special session (23 July 2014).

Promoting Global Peace and Civic Engagement through Education

Promoting Global Peace and Civic Engagement through Education
Author: Pandey, Kshama
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN: 1522500790
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Global Peace and Civic Engagement through Education Book Excerpt:

It is easy to see that the world finds itself too often in tumultuous situations with catastrophic results. An adequate education can instill holistic knowledge, empathy, and the skills necessary for promoting an international coalition of peaceful nations. Promoting Global Peace and Civic Engagement through Education outlines the pedagogical practices necessary to inspire the next generation of peace-bringers by addressing strategies to include topics from human rights and environmental sustainability, to social justice and disarmament in a comprehensive method. Providing perspectives on how to live in a multi-cultural, multi-racial, and multi-religious society, this book is a critical reference source for educators, students of education, government officials, and administration who hope to make a positive change.

The Human Rights Reader

The Human Rights Reader
Author: Micheline Ishay
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780415918480
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Rights Reader Book Excerpt:

8. The Koran (c. 632)

The Star and the Stripes

The Star and the Stripes
Author: Michael N. Barnett
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN: 0691180725
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Star and the Stripes Book Excerpt:

An incisive account of the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews from the nineteenth century to the present How do American Jews envision their role in the world? Are they tribal—a people whose obligations extend solely to their own? Or are they prophetic—a light unto nations, working to repair the world? The Star and the Stripes is an original, provocative interpretation of the effects of these worldviews on the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews since the nineteenth century. Michael Barnett argues that it all begins with the political identity of American Jews. As Jews, they are committed to their people's survival. As Americans, they identify with, and believe their survival depends on, the American principles of liberalism, religious freedom, and pluralism. This identity and search for inclusion form a political theology of prophetic Judaism that emphasizes the historic mission of Jews to help create a world of peace and justice. The political theology of prophetic Judaism accounts for two enduring features of the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews. They exhibit a cosmopolitan sensibility, advocating on behalf of human rights, humanitarianism, and international law and organizations. They also are suspicious of nationalism—including their own. Contrary to the conventional wisdom that American Jews are natural-born Jewish nationalists, Barnett charts a long history of ambivalence; this ambivalence connects their early rejection of Zionism with the current debate regarding their attachment to Israel. And, Barnett contends, this growing ambivalence also explains the rising popularity of humanitarian and social justice movements among American Jews. Rooted in the understanding of how history shapes a political community's sense of the world, The Star and the Stripes is a bold reading of the past, present, and possible future foreign policies of American Jews.

International Human Rights Law Documents

International Human Rights Law Documents
Author: Urfan Khaliq
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN: 1316614794
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Human Rights Law Documents Book Excerpt:

This is an accessible collection of key universal and regional human rights law treaties and other related documents. It will appeal to students studying international human rights law as well as related courses for which no similar statute book exists: international humanitarian law; law and development; and international labour law.

Decolonization Self Determination and the Rise of Global Human Rights Politics

Decolonization  Self Determination  and the Rise of Global Human Rights Politics
Author: Roland Burke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 1108805191
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decolonization Self Determination and the Rise of Global Human Rights Politics Book Excerpt:

This volume presents the first global history of human rights politics in the age of decolonization. The conflict between independence movements and colonial powers shaped the global human rights order that emerged after the Second World War. It was also critical to the genesis of contemporary human rights organizations and humanitarian movements. Anti-colonial forces mobilized human rights and other rights language in their campaigns for self-determination. In response, European empires harnessed the new international politics of human rights for their own ends, claiming that their rule, with its promise of 'development,' was the authentic vehicle for realizing them. Ranging from the postwar partitions and the wars of independence to Indigenous rights activism and post-colonial memory, this volume offers new insights into the history and legacies of human rights, self-determination, and empire to the present day.