Encyclopedia of Human Rights, Volume 1

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OUP USA, Aug 27, 2009 - Law - 2672 pages
The international human rights movement has become firmly established in global politics since the UN's 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and principles of human rights now have a major impact on international diplomacy and lawmaking. This major five-volume encyclopedia set offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. The set provides country profiles, and full coverage of the development of the movement, of historical cases of abuse, of the key figures, of major organizations past and present, and of a range of other issues in economics, government, religion, journalism, etc., that touch on human rights theory and practice.

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DAVID FORSYTHE is University Professor and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has worked as a consultant for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and has published widely on human rights. He is also
the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Human Rights section of the American Political Science Association. In the fall of 2008 he was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the Danish Institute for International Studies.

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