The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Common Standard of Achievement
Gumundur S. Alfresson, Asbj°rn Eide
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Mar 31, 1999 - Political Science - 782 pages
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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THE ORIGINS OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION
HOW THE PROCESS STARTED
PUBLICITY FOR THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
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