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This publication offers a comprehensive guide to documents and organizations which are concerned with the issues of human rights. It includes up-to-date definitions and short essays about each of the 300 entries. The entries are arranged alphabetically, cross-referenced, and divided into regional and national differences. Explanations of the legal factors and implications are also included. The book lists organizations which are concerned with human rights, including Amnesty International, European Commission on Human Rights and Conseil d'Etat. It also lists various extracts from documents written about human rights, including the "Bill of Rights 1688", the "European Social Charter" and the "Convention Against Torture". The book discusses the basic ideas of rights and liberties, and the role of conventions, declarations, courts, tribunals and legal systems upholding them. It provides concise outlines of the general positons on human rights for all leading developed countries. It should be useful to public and academic libraries, students, teachers, journalists and any organization or individual with an interest in human rights issues.
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Durant Waite Robertson Jr. (Washington, D.C. October 11, 1914 – Chapel Hill, North Carolina, July 26, 1992) was a scholar of medieval English literature and especially Geoffrey Chaucer.
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