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

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Gu­mundur S. Alfre­sson, Asbj°rn Eide
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 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

ARTICLE 1
41
B Article 1 before the Third Committee of
52
ARTICLE 2
75
Concluding Remarks
87
Contemporary Legal Questions
94
ARTICLE4
103
ARTICLE 5
121
Regional instruments
134
Concluding Remarks
356
ARTICLE 18
379
ARTICLE 19
393
ARTICLE 20
417
ARTICLE 21
431
ARTICLE 22
453
Legislation
459
Concluding Remarks
488

Suggestions for Issues to Be Addressed in the Future
145
Applicability
151
ARTICLE 8
187
ARTICLE9
209
ARTICLE 10
223
Criminal Charges
235
ARTICLE 11
239
ARTICLE 12
251
ARTICLE 13
265
ARTICLE 14
279
ARTICLE 15
297
ARTICLE 16
325
ARTICLE 24
511
ARTICLE 25
523
ARTICLE 26
551
ARTICLE 27
575
ARTICLE 28
597
AND 30
633
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
653
PUBLICITY FOR THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN
725
THE UDHR
743
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
769
Copyright

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Gudmundur Alfredsson is 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 Eide is 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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