Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action

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Richard Pierre Claude, Burns H. Weston
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992 - 463 pages

Specifically designed for educational use by international relations, law, and political and social science classes, Human Rights in the World Community treats the full range of human rights issues, including implementation problems and processes involving international, national, and nongovernmental action.

 

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I would like to share an experience I witnessed in Egypt a few years ago. @ acquaintance were involved in illegal business and one day a young 19 years old employee threaten to report the to the authorities so the two partners, one of them is a doctor by the name of Ehab Henry Wasef tight his hands and feet and threw him from the eights floor, he went down like a rocket on his head and of course he died instantly,when the police arrived they wrote in the report that he was tight with a rope and arrested the two gangsters only to be freed the second day by the prosecutor general whois a close friend of this gangsters and probably on the take with the excuse that this young 20 years old Moustafa was crazy and committed suicide. falling like a rocket head first and landing within inches from the wall with his hands tight behind his back is no suicide.I would like the international community to ask the minister of justice in Egypt to reopen the case and get a fair investigation. 

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
BURNS H WESTON Human Rights
14
RICHARD A FALK Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights
31
FERNANDO R TESÓN International Human Rights and Cultural Relativism
42
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
52
4
59
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
132
ADAMANTIA POLLIS Human Rights in Liberal Socialist and Third World
146
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
281
EVAN LUARD Human Rights and Foreign Policy
296
Law
307
DIANE F ORENTLICHER The United States Commitment to International Human
340
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
354
LAURIE S WISEBERG Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations
372
MATTHEW LIPPMAN Multinational Corporations and Human Rights
392
28
401

HURST HANNUM SelfDetermination as a Human Right
175
EDITH BROWN WEISS Planetary Rights
187
PHILIP ALSTON Peace as a Human Right
198
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
209
INTERNATIONAL APPROACHES TO IMPLEMENTATION
215
B G RAMCHARAN Strategies for the International Protection of Human Rights in
271
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
409
SELECTED DOCUMENTS
413
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
419
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
432
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
446
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Burns H. Weston is the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor Law Emeritus at The Iowa University School of Law. Among his many writings, he has co-authored International Law & World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook, now in its Third Edition.

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