The Right to Life in International Law

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Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Jun 3, 1985 - Political Science - 371 pages
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This collection of essays is the outcome of the proceedings of the Centre for Research and Study in International Law and International Relations of the Hague Academy of International Law in the summer of 1983.

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From a professional point of view, as individual, involved in public health, this collection of legal essays is useful to any individual, trying to go beyond the international conventions / laws/ declarations.
Sometimes for a non specialist in law, my understanding and perception over an international declaration/convention is shadowed by a confusion state that I am dealing in fact with a legal act.
In reality any convention/declaration has been issued most of the time under a title of recommendation.
A very good point of this collection is an inside to how a law is interpreted and how much debate is around a formulation/specific wording.
These legal examples based on different legal texts, challenge my analytical thinking and help me to understand why is so hard nowadays to reach an universal consensus over important issues like right to life.
As a beginner in the field of public health, still animated with a huge enthusiasm in front of this kind of books, I would recommend this collection to anyone interested to have a closer approach to the human rights articles with a stress to one of the primordial right - the right to life.

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