Global Human Rights Instruments

Volume 1: Universal Human Rights Instruments Part I

Edited by: P.A. van Laar

Human rights are rights that should be invoked by all people. Human rights are aimed to preserve human nature and humanity, and to provide humane standards. Human rights translate into international norms that help to protect people from all over the world from severe political, legal, and social abuses. Law and morale are the safeguards of these inalienable rights. Human rights invoke strong claims and even stronger sentiments. To ensure them, governments are directly addressed, requiring compliance and enforcement. This collection gives a detailed and accurate overview of the instruments that have been created over the years to safeguard human rights. The contents of this collection range from universal human rights instruments to continental human rights instruments and discuss the direct enforcement of human rights by international courts and tribunals. The goal behind these extensive studies is to provide the international legal public with a reliable detailed resource of prominent human rights instruments. Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 in this collection focus on universal human rights instruments. Volume 4, Volume 5, and Volume 6 examine inter-American human rights instruments and include landmark cases in Volume 5 and Volume 6. (Series: Global Human Rights Instruments)

432 pages

Publication Date: 1/31/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789058870278

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