The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Common Standard of Achievement

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Gu­mundur S. Alfre­sson, Asbj°rn Eide
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Mar 31, 1999 - Political Science - 782 pages
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This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In so doing, it offers a comprehensive and systematic treatment of the rights and duties contained in the UDHR, in the light of its history, the intentions of its drafters ant the standard-setting activities and monitoring efforts which have grown out of its existence. Each article of the UDHR is treated in a separate chapter; each chapter is written by different authors, all scholars from or associated with the Nordic countries, all active in human rights work, either academically or in the field. A consolidated bibliography completes the collection. The subtitle of this volume is "A Common Standard of Achievement," a phrase drawn from the Preamble of the UDHR. In many ways, this collection is intended to demonstrate that this phrase has, to a considerable extent, come true.
 

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Contents

THE ORIGINS OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION
3
Tore Lindholm
41
ARTICLE 2
75
46
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ARTICLE 3
89
in Persons and of the Exploitation of
101
51
108
ARTICLE 5
121
ARTICLE 15
297
66
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ARTICLE 16
325
20
332
75
343
107
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ARTICLE 17
359
the African Charter
370

Suggestions for Issues to Be Addressed in the Future
145
ARTICLE 7
153
national Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
165
58
172
ARTICLE 8
187
3
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The Right to Petition
193
14
196
63
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23
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ARTICLE 9
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ARTICLE 10
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ARTICLE 11
239
64
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ARTICLE 12
251
of the ECHR
261
ARTICLE 13
265
ARTICLE 14
279
105
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Concluding Remarks
377
ARTICLE 19
393
ARTICLE 20
417
ARTICLE 21
431
ARTICLE 22
453
ARTICLE 23
489
ARTICLE 24
511
ARTICLE 25
523
ARTICLE 26
551
ARTICLE 27
575
ARTICLE 28
597
AND 30
633
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
653
Followup to Resolution 217CIII
709
Indigenous Peoples A Separate Track
716
Concluding Remarks
722
THE UDHR
743
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
769
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Gudmundur Alfredssonis Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Professor of International Law at the University of Lund in Sweden.Asbj°rn Eideis Senior Fellow and former Director of the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights and a member and former Chairman of the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.

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