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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Brownlie's Documents on Human Rights 6th ed isbn 9780199564040

Basic Documents on Human Rights 5th ed

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Edited by: Ian Brownlie, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

ISBN13: 9780199279838
ISBN: 0199279837
New Edition ISBN: 9780199564040
Previous Edition ISBN: 019924944X
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This new edition of the established text Basic Documents on Human Rights provides an extensive collection of key documents covering all elements of the subject, accompanied by authoritative commentary and annotation.The result is a clear and accurate account of the most important human rights instruments adopted by the United Nations and its agencies, by regional organisations and other actors in the field.

Updated to include key new developments in human rights law such as Protocol 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights, amending the control system of the Convention; the optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (2002); Protocol to the African Charter on Human & People's Rights on Women in African States (2003).

New to this edition:-

  • A Online Resource Centre accompanies this text featuring annotated links to relevant sites and documents, capitalising on the authors' expertise in the subject.
  • Updated to include Protocol 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights (2004), the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (2002), the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (2003), the European Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005), and the revised Arab Charter on Human Rights (2004)
  • Includes the full text of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights (1993) and key elements from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Women (1995)
  • New material on equality (including the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action), and on bioethics and cloning, to provide a companion to current issues in human rights law
  • More commentary and references added throughout to help students interpret the complexities of the key documents and their relevance to human rights.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
I. Standard-setting by the United Nations Organization
II. Implementation and standard-setting in Conventions sponsored by the United Nations
III. Contribution of the International Labour Organization
IV. Contribution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
V. Europe
VI. Americas
VII. Africa
VIII. Arab States
IX. The concept of equality
X. Human rights and the human genome