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NEW DIMENSIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Edited by Janusz Symonides

This book has been prepared by UNESCO with the aim of creating an international teaching aid for institutions of higher education. The book presents the interrelation and interdependence between human rights, and peace, democracy, development and the environment. It analyses obstacles and threats to human rights at the dawn of the twenty-first century and suggests ways and means to overcome them. The possible positive and negative impact on human rights of globalization, the information revolution and scientific and technological progress is also discussed by well-known human rights specialists from different regions. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the creation of a universal culture of human rights through education and public information is an essential element in making human rights a reality for all.

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CONTENTS
New Human Rights Dimensions, Obstacles and Challenges: Introductory Remarks

NEW DIMENSIONS
Human Rights and Peace
Democracy and Human Rights: Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural
The Development of the Right to Development
Human Rights and the Environment

OBSTACLES
Human Rights and Extreme Poverty
Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism
Human Rights and Tolerance
Terrorism and Human Rights

CHALLENGES
Human Rights and Scientific and Technological Progress
Globalization and Human Rights
Education for Human Rights

Edition

2019, Hardbound

ISBN

9788170338048

Pages

332

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