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Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Edited by: Barend van der Heijden

ISBN13: 9789041110466
ISBN: 9041110461
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £72.00



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Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this anthology includes essays by 50 prominent international figures, poems reflecting a wide range of voices, and illustrations of each article of the Universal Declaration.

All royalties from the sale of the book are being donated to the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, and the UNFPA Trust Fund for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Message by the United Nations Secretary-General, K. Annan; an Indonesian view on human rights, A. Alatas; the Universal Declaration in an era of globalization, P. Alston; view from the front, C. Amanpour; the Universal Declaration as a living and evolving ""common standard of achievement"", A. An-Na'im; individual human rights and the world community, Aung San Suu Kyi; the dignity of the individual, C.F.X. Belo; the Universal Declaration as a source of inspiration, T. Blair; humanitarian aid and international policy, E. Bonino; a universal declaration of human responsibilities?, T. van Boven; human rights - a parting of the ways, I. Brouwer; centre-piece of the human-rights revolution, T. Buergenthal; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - the next 50 years - the challenge of leadership, J. Carter; humanity's concern for human rights, The Dalai Lama; the Universal Declaration is legally non-binding - so what?, P. van Dijk; human rights - a generation to be won, S. Dijksma; my story, W. Dirie; freedom from want - taking economic and social rights seriously, A. Eide; a landmark in the history of moral, legal and political culture, M. Gorbachev; the Universal Declaration and the power of shame, I. Guest; a spiritual covenant for mankind, V. Havel; respecting and supporting human rights, C. Herkstroter; from a legal point of view, R. Higgins; human responsibilities reinforce human rights - the global ethic project, H. Kung; are women human?, C. MacKinnon; health and human rights, J. Mann; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - the international and the American dream, G. Kirk MacDonald; some thoughts to mark the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948-1998), C.M. Quiroga; human rights in the Universal Declaration and the religious perspective, H. Mehrpour; the Universal Declaration and the rights of indigenous people, R.M. Tum; 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, D. Mitterand; cultural rights, Bishop Muskens; Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - the right to seek asylum, S. Ogata; universal government obligations and the protection afforded by the Ombudsman, M. Oosting; protecting the rights of children affected by armed conflict, O. Otunnu; everyone has a responsibility, W. Pfaff; the involvement of women in politics - a victory in the gender war and a human right, S.P. Sotela; my experiences as special rapporteur for the former Yugoslavia, E. Rehn; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - the international keystone of human dignity, M. Robinson; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - learning from experience, N. Rodley; the right to life, N. El Saadawi; an unfinished revolution, P. Sane; the interdependence of freedom and responsibility, H. Schmidt; reflections on the Universal Declaration.