The development of institutions of human rights
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The development of institutions of human rights a comparative study

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


  • Transitional justice -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Human rights -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Conflict management -- Cross-cultural studies

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Statementedited by Lilian A. Barria and Steven D. Roper.
GenreCross-cultural studies
SeriesPerspectives in comparative politics
ContributionsBarria, Lilian A., Roper, Steven D.
LC ClassificationsJC571 .D48 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23834354M
ISBN 109781403976529
LC Control Number2009041071

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During the transition to democracy, states have used various mechanisms to address previous human rights abuses including trials, truth and reconciliation commissions and internationalized tribunals. This volume analyzes the transitional justice choices made by four countries: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), Sierra Leone and East Timor.   Opening with an essay by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, the book contains chapters by experts in the fields of philosophy, economics, international law, and international relations on the conceptual underpinnings of development as a human right, the national dimensions of this right, and the role of international : Paperback. The title details the concept of “development,” “human rights,” and the “right to development.” Next, the selection deals with the topics that cross paths with human rights, such as militarization, agrarian reform, and labor and social legislation. The text also covers the role of . This book examines the history of this struggle and outlines practical means to implement these rights through a global framework of constitutional protections. Within this emerging framework, it argues that States will be increasingly obligated to formulate policies and programs to achieve peace and development throughout the global society.

In , the United Nations adopted a common rights-based approach to development in their efforts to promote an international standard of human rights throughout the world. The approach emphasizes economic, social, and cultural rights, but plays down the role of civil and political rights in development. The initial impetus of the current human rights legal regime and movement was in reaction to the Nazi atrocities of World War II. Human Rights are importantly referred to in the United Nations Charter in both the Preamble and under Article 1 though only sparingly. The preamble of the UN Charter reaffirms "faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the. Aristotle ( B.C) wrote in Politics that justice, virtue and rights change in accordance with different kinds of institutions and circumstances Cicero ( B.C), a Roman statesman, laid down the foundations of “natural law” and “human rights” in his work, The Laws (52 B.C).File Size: KB. Book review: Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen Amartya Sen is an important author, economist, and philosopher for anyone in human rights work to know, and his book Development as Freedom () is a perfect example of his expertise and deep understanding of human development and the importance of human rights.

In the United Nations adopted the Paris Principles, which recommend that member states of the United Nations each establish a national institution for human rights. These institutions are designed to advise governments and other state organs in translating in­ter­national human rights treaties . The human rights enunciated in Articles 23 and 24 of the UDHR concern aspects of rights related to work. This part of international human rights law is often neglected in human rights textbooks and teaching, and indeed is often omitted from the work done by national human rights institutes and by NGOs concerned with human rights, as though it were a separate discipline that did not fall Cited by: 1. the origin and development of human rights in the global scenario contents page introduction 2 1 historical foundations of human rights 21 human rights un3er the un charter 26 universal declaliatlon of human rights and the commission on human rights 29 adoption of the 'two international covenants Human rights violations under apartheid Human rights developments under the new democratic government in South Africa can only be understood and appreciated against the historical background of colonialism and apartheid. These regimes violated the full spectrum of human rights recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ().File Size: KB.