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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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ISBN13: 9789041111685
ISBN: 9041111689
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £324.00



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This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In so doing, it offers a comprehensive and systematic treatment of the rights and duties contained in the UDHR, in the light of its history, the intentions of its drafters and the standard-setting activities and monitoring efforts which have grown out of its existence. Each article of the UDHR is treated in a separate chapter; each chapter is written by a different author, all scholars from, or associated with, the Nordic countries, and all active in human rights work, either academically or in the field. A consolidated biography completes the collection.;The subtitle of this volume is ""A Common Standard of Achievement"", a phrase drawn from the Preamble of the UDHR. In many ways, this collection is intended to demonstrate that this phrase has, to a considerable extent, come true.

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Contents:
Introduction; A. Eide, G. Alfredsson. The Origins of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; A. Samnoy. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: How the Process Started; J.Th. Moller. The Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; M. Koskenniemi. Article 1; T. Lindholm. Article 2; S. Skogly. Article 3; L.A. Rehof. Article 4; N. Lassen. Article 5; A.-M.B. Pennegard. Article 6; M. Bogdan, B.K. Olsen. Article 7; J.Th. Moller. Article 8; E. Mose. Article 9; J. Niemi-Kiesilainen. Article 10; L. Lehtimaja, M. Pellonpaa. Article 11; R. Lahti. Article 12; L.A. Rehof. Article 13; A. Grahl-Madsen, et al. Article 14; M. Kjoerum. Article 15; I. Ziemele, G.G. Schram. Article 16; S. Lagoutte, A.T. Arnason. Article 17; C. Krause, G. Alfredsson. Article 18; M. Scheinin. Article 19; J. Kortteinen, et al. Article 20; M. Scheinin. Article 21; A. Rosas. Article 22; B.-A. Andreassen. Article 23; K. Kallstrom, A. Eide. Article 24; B. Isacsson. Article 25; A. Eide, W.B. Eide. Article 26; P. Arajarvi. Article 27; R. Adalsteinsson, P. Thorhallson. Article 28; A. Eide. Articles 29 and 30: T. Opsahl, V. Dimitrijevic. The Right of Petition: General Assembly Resolution 217B; J.Th. Moller. The Non-inclusion of minority Rights: Resolution 217C (III); A. Eide. Publicity for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: General Assembly Resolution 217D (III); D. Helle, M. Kohonen. Virtual Traces of Human Rights: The UDHR and Electronic Information Resources; G. Noll. Consolidated Bibliography. List of Contributors. List of Abbreviations. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.