During the half-century since the adoption of the United Nations Charter in 1945 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a comprehensive international human rights law embracing many international instruments has been created. An analysis and presentation of the conceptual framework and adopted human rights standards is the main objective of this volume. It presents reflections on historical perspectives and philosophical foundations of human rights. It gives a detailed analysis of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as well as the rights of persons belonging to such vulnerable groups as women, children, minorities, indigenous people and migrant workers, and the interrelation between humanitarian law and human rights.
The book will be of special interest to human rights activists, teachers, students and journalists, as well as various professional groups like decision makers, law enforcement personnel, and those in public administration, army or police, who all deal with human rights questions.
The Concept of Human Rights
International Human Rights in an Historical Perspective
The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights
Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Civil and Political Rights
Economic and Social Rights
Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons and Groups
The Rights of the Child
The Rights of Persons Belonging to Minorities
Protection of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
Migrant Workers’ Rights