Human Rights: The Essential Reference

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Oryx Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Law - 311 pages
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"This volume is divided into four sections; the first 'traces the evolution of our modern concept of human rights' beginning with the ancient Greeks and continuing through World War II to the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Part two is a thorough examination of this historical document, article by article. Part three provides a detailed overview of the contemporary human-rights movememt ... The final section consists of short essays on 33 of the most pressing human-rights issues for today." SLJ For a fuller review see: Booklist, Oct. 5, 1999.

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Gr 10 Up-As most discussions in the political, economic, and social arena have a human-rights component, it is refreshing to find such a fine addition to the reference literature. This volume is ... Read full review

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CAROL DEVINE is a Canadian human rights professional.CAROL RAE HANSEN is an international affairs and education consultant in the Washington, D.C. area.RALPH WILDE is an English barrister who is working as an academic and a practitioner in international law and human rights law.HILARY POOLE is a writer and editor specializing in the social sciences.

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