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Encyclopedia of human rights

Author: David P Forsythe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Human rights embody an international consensus on the minimum conditions for a life of dignity. They provide a foundation for action at home, as well as for international assistance and cooperation.....The Encyclopedia of Human Rights chronicles key developments in international law, in terms of both legal instruments and institutions, and it provides an overview of the political and social action that led to thier  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Forsythe
ISBN: 9780195334029 0195334027 9780195336887 0195336887
OCLC Number: 252584097
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Dartmouth Medal 2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Outstanding Reference Source, RUSA 2010.
Winner of Dartmouth Medal 2010.
Description: 5 volumes : maps ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. --
Afghanistan-Democracy and right to participation --
v. 2. --
Democracy promotion-John Humphrey --
v . 3. --
Index on censorship-Minority rights: overview --
v. 4. --
Minority rights: European Framework Convention-Soviet Gulag --
v. 5. --
Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe --
Topical outline of articles --
Directory of contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: David P. Forsythe, editor in chief.
Local System Bib Number:
390261

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This four-volume encyclopedia set offers coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.  Read more...
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