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Author Robertson, A. H. (Arthur Henry), 1913-

Title Human rights in the world : an introduction to the study of the international protection of human rights
Edition Fourth edition / A.H. Robertson, J.G. Merrills
Published Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1996
Manchester [England] : Manchester University Press, 1996


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Description viii, 355 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. International concern with human rights -- 2. The United Nations and human rights I: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights -- 3. The United Nations and human rights II: other instruments and procedures -- 4. Human rights in Europe I: the European Convention on Human Rights -- 5. Human rights in Europe II: other instruments and procedures -- 6. The American Convention on Human Rights -- 7. Regional co-operation on human rights elsewhere -- 8. Economic, social and cultural rights -- 9. Humanitarian law -- 10. International human rights law today and tomorrow
Summary Human rights now occupy a key place in international law and international relations. Well over 100 states have accepted the United Nations Covenants of 1966; regional systems of human rights are in operation in Europe, Africa and Latin America; and organisations such as the ILO and Unesco have their own instruments and procedures. Human rights in the world explains what the current guarantees of human rights are and how they work. Substantially rewritten and updated to take into account the ending of the Cold War, this new edition includes such issues as the War Crimes Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the role of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights. Authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date, the book is an invaluable source of reference for students, scholars and practitioners
Notes Includes index
Previous ed.: 1989
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human rights.
Author Merrills, J. G.
LC no. 97145376
ISBN 0719049229
0719049237 (paperback)
Other Titles Introduction to the study of the international protection of human rights