Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Edward H. Lawson, Mary Lou Bertucci
Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Political Science - 1715 pages
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This book defines the concept of human rights in all its diversity: the rights of individuals, peoples and nations; the rights to employment, education, culture and personal development; rights to a peaceful existence and to a clean, healthy environment; rights in the workplace; rights of special groups, such as the handicapped and the homeless; rights in war; and rights on land, sea and air. It also defines basic human needs, the right to assembly, and the right to cultural enjoyment, and analyzes legal decisions and international accords that have made these terms concrete realities. The encyclopaedia analyzes and reproduces the national and international documents and instruments which have affirmed or violated rights. It also includes landmark legal and legislative decisions in the field of human rights. There is also information on more than 130 non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, such as the UN, the OAS and the Council of Europe
  

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If you want to write about the liberation war of Bangladesh & give any information about it in your book then please write the true information. You have no right to provide false information about our country's liberation war. We gained independent in 1971,not 1974. The war was between Bangladesh and Pakistan,not India. If you cant find the actual information then please come to Bangladesh & ask any child! That child will give you the correct information. From the land of Martyres' Bangladesh. 

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Contents

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HUMAN RIGHTS MAIN ENTRIES 11655
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Chronological List of International Instruments Concerned
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Status of International Human Rights Conventions
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About the author (1996)

Lawson is former Deputy Director of Human Rights for the United Nations.

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