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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Fifty Years and Beyond, 1st Edition

By Yael Danieli, Elsa Stamatopoulou, Clarence Dias


488 pages

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Containing contributions by specialists from the intergovernmental and non-governmental worlds and voices of victim/survivors, the book critically reviews the international and regional human rights systems established over the past 50 years in terms of their effectiveness for the victims of human rights violations, and provides future directions for the promotion and protection of human rights.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Kofi A. Annan Secretary-General of the United Nations


Part I Introduction •VOICES: A Tribute to Human Rights Elie Wiesel

•Introduction Elsa Stamatopoulou, Yael Danieli, and Clarence J. Dias

Part II The United Nations Human Rights System •The Perspective of the Victim Theo van Boven

•A Victims' Perspective on the International Human Rights Treaty Regime B. G. Ramcharan International Labour Organization (ILO) Standards and Human Rights Lee Swepston

•The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Janusz Symonides

•The United Nations Declaration on Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power Irene Melup

•Thematic Mechanisms and the Protection of Human Rights Bacre Waly Ndiaye

•The Country Mechanisms of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Mel James

•Closer to the Victim: United Nations Human Rights Field Operations Ian Martin

•Toward an International Criminal Court Roger S. Clark and David Tolbert

Part III Human Rights of Specific Groups: Conceptual and Institutional Development •Recognizing and Realizing Women's Human Rights Maria Suarez Toro and Shanthi Dairiam

•VOICES: Lessening the Suffering After Wartime Sexual Slavery Kim, Yoon Shim VOICES: Work Tools: Patience and Understanding Biba Metikos

•A Vision for Children: The Convention on the Rights of the Child Marta Santos Pais

•VOICES: John, An Australian Aboriginal Child

•VOICES: Alfredo, Abducted by RENAMO in Mozambique; Susan, Abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda

•Indigenous Peoples and Their Demands within the Modern Human Rights Movement S. James Anaya

•New Minority Rights for the Twenty-First Century Hurst Hannum

•Searching for Human Security and Dignity: Human Rights, Refugees, and the Internally Displaced Maria Stavropoulou

•Protection of the Rights of Migrants Graziano Battistella

•Homelessness and the Right to Adequate Housing: Confronting Exclusion, Sustaining Change Miloon Kothari

•Other Groups in Struggles Against Discrimination Leandro Despouy, Hugo Garcia Garcilazo, Eugene B. Brody, Julia Tavares de Alvarez, and Julie Dorf

Part IV Creating a Culture of Human Rights •Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights, Past and Present, Reflections for Further Development Jamal Benomar

•Human Rights Education: The Humanizing of a Global Society Peter Thuynsma and Heather Thuynsma

•VOICES: A Legacy for Everyone Tracy Roosevelt

Part V Interface Between Global and Regional Protection and Promotion of Human Rights •Interface Between Global and Regional Protection and Promotion of Human Rights: An African Perspective M. Adama Dieng

•The Rebellion of the Vulnerable: Perspectives from the Americas Susana Chiarotti Boero Protection of Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific: Think Universal , Act Regional? Vitit Muntarbhorn

•Human Rights and Victims' Rights in Europe Gudmundur Alfredsson

•Human Rights in East and Central Europe Malgorzata Fuszara

•VOICES: Vaclav Havel, President, Czech Republic

Part VI The Trauma of Human Rights Denial and Violation •The Impact of Traumatic Human Rights Violations on Victims and the Mental Health Profession's Response Brian Engdahl, Marianne Kastrup, James Jaranson, and Yael Danieli

•The Role of Health Professionals in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights: A Paradigm for Professional Responsibility Susannah Sirkin, Vincent Iacopino, Michael Grodin, and Yael Danieli

•VOICES: Freedom: Press, Speech, Expression Terry Anderson

Part VII Mainstreaming Human Rights •Peace, the Security Council and Human Rights Andrew Clapham

•VOICES: We Also Have the Right to Dream Rosa Anaya Perla

•Human Rights, Development, and Environment Clarence J. Dias

•Changing Forces and Non-State Actors in the Struggle for Human Rights Russel Lawrence Barsh

•The Poorest Teach Us the Indivisibility of Human Rights Alwine A. de Vos van Steenwijk

•VOICES: Is this America? The New Freedom Bus Travels the Country Cheri Honkala

EPILOGUE by Mary Robinson United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights



About the Authors

Dr. Yael Danieli is a clinical psychologist in private practice, a victimologist, traumatologist, and the Director of the Group.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health