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A dictionary of human rights /
David Robertson.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
London : Europa, 2004.
description
vi, 346 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
185743207X
format(s)
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imprint
London : Europa, 2004.
isbn
185743207X
contents note
Appendix: Magna Carta, 1215 -- Bill of Rights (UK), 1689 -- Bill of Rights (USA), 1791 -- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, 1789 -- Observations on the Declaration of Rights, from Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 -- Preamble to the Constitution of the French Fourth Republic, 1946 -- Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949 -- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982 -- Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 -- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 -- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966 -- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984 -- Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989 -- European Convention on Human Rights, 1950 -- European Social Charter, 1965 -- Hungarian Constitution, 1949 -- Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Czechoslovakia), 1991 -- Israeli Basic Laws -- South African Bill of Rights, 1996.
general note
Previous ed.: 1997.
catalogue key
5047919
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Summaries
Main Description
This reference work reflects the growing international concern over human rights. It provides explanations of the terminology, issues, organizations and laws surrounding this emotive subject. A Dictionary of Human Rightsfeatures: * over 200 clear and concise mini-essays * alphabetical arrangement for ease of use This book is a vital source for anyone interested in or connected with human rights issues.
Unpaid Annotation
This reference work reflects the growing international concern over human rights and provides explanations of the terminology, issues, organizations and laws central to this emotive subject. This key title, now in its second edition, covers one of the most important issues in the world today, providing clear definitions combined with up-to-date information on the arena of human rights. A Dictionary of Human Rights includes over 200 clear and concise entries, alphabetically arranged for ease of use, and forms a vital source for anyone concerned with human rights. This book will be an essential reference title for academic and public libraries, as well as businesses and international organizations, charities, government departments, the media and publishers. Features of the dictionary include: Outlines the significance of eminent thinkers, such as Locke, Cardozo and Nozick Fundamental terms are placed in their legal and constitutional context, with examples and explanations of their implications Many entries are expanded in coverage and scope for this edition An appendix containing texts and extracts of leading documents, such as The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights An easy-to-use cross-referencing system directs the reader to related terms. Entries include: Terms associated with the subject, including Asylum, Equal Opportunities, Freedom of Speech, Representation and Civil liberties Organizations concerned with human rights, such as Amnesty International, The European Court of Human Rights, The International Criminal Court and The American Civil Liberties Union Legal terms such as Injunction, Probable Cause, Clear and Present Danger and Stop and Search. New to this edition: Entries on human rights in Eastern and Central Europe, Russia and Hong Kong, as well as The EU Charter of Fundamental Right and The British Human Rights Act.
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This reference work reflects the growing international concern over human rights. It provides explanations of the terminology, issues, organizations and laws surrounding this emotive subject. A Dictionary of Human Rights features: * over 200 clear and concise mini-essays * alphabetical arrangement for ease of use This book is a vital source for anyone interested in or connected with human rights issues.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This reference work reflects the growing international concern over human rights and provides explanations of the terminology, issues, organizations and laws key to this emotive subject. It includes over 200 clear and concise entries, alphabetically arranged for ease of use.
Main Description
Providing explanations of the terminology, issues, organizations, and laws, this reference work develops the key aspects of human rights in over 200 clear and concise A-Z entries. * Explains terms connected such as Asylum, Equal Opportunities, Freedom of Speech, Representation, and Civil Liberties * Covers organizations concerned with human rights such as Amnesty International, The European Court of Human Rights, and The American Civil Liberties Union * Outlines the significance of eminent thinkers such as Locke, Cardozo, and Nozick * Places key terms in their legal and constitutional context, with examples and explanations of their implications * Legal terms such as Injunction, Probable Cause, Clear and Present Danger, and Stop and Search are explained clearly and succinctly * Includes an appendix containing texts and extracts of leading documents, such as The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Prefacep. 1
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Appendixp. 219
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