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Human Rights: Concept and Standards

1st Edition

Edited by Janusz Symonides


392 pages

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Paperback: 9780754620259
pub: 2000-11-15
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Presenting reflections on the historical perspectives and philosophical foundations of human rights, this book provides a detailed analysis of civil and political rights, as well as the rights of persons belonging to such vulnerable groups as women, children and minorities, indigenous people, refugees, displaced persons and migrant workers.


’…clearly written and accurate…upper-level undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from this useful compendium.’ CHOICE

Table of Contents

Contents: The Concept of Human Rights: International human rights in an historical perspective, Thomas Buergentha; The philosophical foundations of human rights, Jerome J. Shestack. Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Civil and political rights, Manfred Nowak; Economic and social rights, Asbjørn Eide; Cultural rights, Janusz Symonides. Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons and Groups: Women’s rights, Katarina Tømasevski; The Rights of the child, Yuri Kølosov; The rights of persons belonging to minorities, Hurst Hannum; Protection of the world’s indigenous peoples and human rights, Erica-Irene A. Daes; Migrant workers’ rights, Faruk Sén and Sedef Køray. Humanitarian Law: Humanitarian law and human rights, Hector Gros Espiell; Bibliography; Index.

About the Series

In Association with UNESCO

In Association with UNESCO

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Civil Rights