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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 3 Volume Set: The Travaux Preparatoires

Edited by: William Schabas

ISBN13: 9781107015500
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 3 Volumes in Slipcase
Price: £280.00



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A collection of United Nations documents associated with the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these volumes facilitate research into the scope of, meaning of and intent behind the instrument's provisions. It permits an examination of the various drafts of what became the thirty articles of the Declaration, including one of the earliest documents - a compilation of human rights provisions from national constitutions, organised thematically. The documents are organised chronologically and thorough thematic indexing facilitates research into the origins of specific rights and norms. It is also annotated in order to provide information relating to names, places, events and concepts that might have been familiar in the late 1940s but are today more obscure.

  • Contains complex, multi-source materials that have hitherto been inaccessible to the average researcher
  • Thorough indexing permits research on specific themes, topics and issues, thereby unlocking the subject and helping to promote new research in the field
  • Approximately 800 annotations facilitate understanding of the material by explaining references to historical events, people and more

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Introduction
The travaux preparatoires
Table of provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.