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  Human rights - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
These rights commonly include the right to life, the right to an adequate standard of living, freedom from torture and other mistreatment, freedom of expression, freedom of movement, the right to self-determination, the right to education, and the right to participation in cultural and political life.
The origin of modern positive rights in international law may be traced to the creation of the International Labour Organization in 1919 as a Western response to the socialist ideology of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Rights may also be non-derogable (not limited in times of national emergency); these often include the right to life, the right to be prosecuted only according to the laws that are in existence at the time of the offense, the right to be free from slavery, and the right to be free from torture.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/h/u/m/Human_rights.html   (1968 words)

  
 UNFPA and Human Rights
Human rights are universal and inalienable; indivisible; interdependent and interrelated.
Thus, the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living cannot be compromised at the expense of other rights, such as the right to health or the right to education.
Interdependence and Interrelatedness: Human rights are interdependent and interrelated.
www.unfpa.org /rights/principles.htm   (694 words)

  
 International human rights instruments - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
International human rights instruments can be classified into two categories: declarations, adopted by bodies such as the United Nations General Assembly, which are not legally binding although they may be politically so; and conventions, which are legally binding instruments concluded under international law.
International human rights instruments can be divided further into global instruments, to which any state in the world can be a party, and regional instruments, which are restricted to states in a particular region of the world.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are sometimes referred to as the international bill of rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_human_rights_instruments   (506 words)

  
 Human Rights: Questions & Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At the same time, if someone commits a wrongful act or violates the rights of another person or community, this person should be punished but only in accordance with the law which should respect international human rights standards and after he or she has been judged fairly and granted due process of law.
The United Nations, nor anyone else, has the right to undermine different cultures or traditions but it has an obligation to monitor that cultures are not used to hide and justify human rights violations, which have been agreed upon by all nations of the world.
Article 26(3) of the Universal declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms states that "parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children".
www.un.org /Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/humanrights/qna/elsa.asp   (2015 words)

  
 B'Tselem - International Law
The primary international human rights instruments that were adopted by the UN and achieved major status in international law are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of 1948, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of 1966, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, also of 1966.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, without distinction of any kind.
It is important to note that the drafters of international human rights law related to situations where states are faced with an emergency or security instability, stating that, in such situations, the states may derogate from some of their obligations.
www.btselem.org /English/International_Law/Human_Rights_Law.asp   (512 words)

  
 Human Rights
The second and largest segment of the course is devoted to the international human rights movement and the international law of human rights, including its origin and theory, the basic international human rights instruments, and remedies under both international and domestic law.
Human rights is now part of a proliferating number of ‘con-joined' movements: human rights and development, and business, and health, and more.
The problems of addressing human rights in a world of independent "sovereign" states are explored; including the role of human rights in East-West and North-South relations in light of recent changes in the international political environment.
www.law.columbia.edu /llm_jsd/grad_studies/courses/Human_Rights   (3162 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, Human Rights Council, Report to the General Assembly on the First Session of the Human Rights Council, at 32, U.N. Doc.
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts, G.A. Res.
Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights UNESCO Gen. Conf.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/instree/ainstls1.htm   (4140 words)

  
 International Human Rights Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
ICCPR is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966.
The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties.
www.iwgia.org /sw15716.asp   (871 words)

  
 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
Article 1(3) (http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/chapter1.html) specifically states that one of the purposes of the UN is "[t]o achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion".
The rights and obligations enumerated in the Charter were codified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/b1udhr.htm).
The most important human rights instruments are available full-text under the section called International Law (http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/), but they lack complete citations and there is no search mechanism for the treaties separate from the rest of the web site.
www.asil.org /resource/humrts1.htm   (9093 words)

  
 The International Human Rights Systems
Human rights are the basic standards required for people to live with dignity.
Human rights are found in numerous international human rights instruments, regional treaties, treaties, as well as in the national constitutions and laws.
The recognition of human rights is also a recognition of state duties — the duty of each person to respect the rights of others and the duty of governments to respect, protect and fulfill the rights of all persons.
www.hri.ca /fortherecordCanada/vol1/guide-part_3.htm   (3840 words)

  
 Human Rights
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago.
The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises.
Each year, DRL develops, edits, and submits to Congress a 5,000-page report on human rights conditions in over 190 countries that is respected globally for its objectivity and accuracy.
www.state.gov /g/drl/hr   (506 words)

  
 Edwin Ginn Library-Multilaterals Project-Human Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (16 Dec 1966).
American Convention on Human Rights (22 Nov 1969); Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "Protocol of San Salvador" (17 Nov 1988); Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).
Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).
fletcher.tufts.edu /multi/humanRights.html   (756 words)

  
 International Legal Instruments - Researching International Human Rights Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
International Human Rights Instruments: A Compilation of Treaties, Agreements and Declarations of Special Interest to the United States (R. Lillich ed., Buffalo, NY: Hein, 1990) [INTL K3238.
International Instruments of the United Nations: A Compilation of Agreements, Charters, Conventions, Declarations, Principles, Proclamations, Protocols, Treaties (1945-1995).
Human Rights: International Instruments, Chart of Ratifications as at 31 December 1997 (New York: United Nations) [INTL REF KZ5010.A2 ST/HR/4/Rev. ].
www.ll.georgetown.edu /intl/guides/humanrights/hr_3.html   (625 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - People's Rights
We are responsible for the Human Rights Act and the development of human rights policy generally.
We are not responsible for enforcing the Act and cannot investigate alleged human rights violations.
If you want information about how to deal with a breach of your rights under the Act or on bringing a human rights case to court, you must contact a solicitor or other legal advisor.
www.dca.gov.uk /peoples-rights/human-rights/index.htm   (125 words)

  
 Using international human rights instruments in your campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Refer to international human rights when you lobby your local politician or representatives of government.
But remember even if you can't see the human rights angle in your issue or campaign you may be surprised when you think about and read a bit on the many conventions and treaties.
The smallest fight for your local childcare centre probably relates to the rights of women, the unfair dismissal relates to our right to work and curfews in country towns are a breach of the convention on civil rights.
www.naclc.org.au /activist/humanrights.html   (548 words)

  
 Rights International Research Guide - International Human Rights Instruments
International Human Rights Reports, published three times a year by the Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham, Department of Law, contains the text of opinions of international and regional tribunals adjudicating human rights issues, as well as treaties and other instruments.
International Legal Materials, published six times a year by the American Society of International Law, gives texts of decisions (national and international) related to international law, as well as texts of treaties and other instruments.
Note: All members of the Organization of American States are bound to respect the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man. Although the Declaration is not a treaty as such, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is charged with ensuring that OAS members respect human rights as embodied in the Declaration.
www.rightsinternational.org /instruments.html   (9749 words)

  
 Russian Federation: Rough Justice: The law and human rights in the Russian Federation - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This report charts the history of the justice system, assesses the impact of international human rights instruments on it, and evaluates how legal reforms have been implemented.
This report is published as part of a major worldwide campaign against human rights abuses in the Russian Federation, Justice for everybody, launched in October 2002.
The campaign seeks to highlight the discrepancy between the human rights protection people in the Russian Federation have in law, and the reality of continuing and widespread abuses.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/engeur460542003   (298 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - People's Rights - Human rights -
The Department for Constitutional Affairs is responsible for coordinating the preparation of the reports to the Human Rights Committee.
Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee on the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories
Follow-up to the Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee on the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories
www.dca.gov.uk /peoples-rights/human-rights/int-human-rights.htm   (755 words)

  
 International Human Rights Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid*
Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (UNESCO)
Principles of international co-operation in the detection, arrest, extradition and punishment of persons guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity
www.unhchr.ch /html/intlinst.htm   (1164 words)

  
 U of M Human Rights Library: International Human Rights Instruments
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, G.A. res.
Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights
Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, adopted by the UNESCO General Conferenc
wwwserver.law.wits.ac.za /humanrts/instree/ainstls1.htm   (2413 words)

  
 The Rights International Research Guide
An exciting development in international legal research over the last few years is the increasing availability of cases, treaties, and other international law instruments on-line.
For example, research into the travaux préparatoires of human rights treaties may prove useful where interpretation of a particular article in a treaty is at issue.
In short, the competent human rights litigator today needs access to both the written resources and the on-line resources, drawing on each to off-set the gaps in the other.
www.rightsinternational.org /links.html   (422 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Treaties and other instruments organized by SUBJECT MATTER
Treaties and other instruments organized by SUBJECT MATTER -- Alphabetized
Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties by Country
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/treaties.htm   (26 words)

  
 International Human Rights Instruments | MADRE: An International Women's Human Rights Organization
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Decl aration on Human Rights Defenders (Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms)
www.madre.org /programs/hra/hrlinks.html   (337 words)

  
 VI.3 STATUS OF THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Chart of States showing which are a party to the United Nations human rights treaties.
The total number of human rights treaties to which each State is a party is also shown.
The international human rights treaties of the United Nations that establish committees of experts to monitor their implementation are the following:
www.unesco.de /c_humanrights/sim/VI-III.html   (466 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: A Manual on Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors amd Lawyers
Human Rights Events and Courses in the Twin Cities, Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
humanrights.law.monash.edu.au   (150 words)

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