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(p. 354) 12. Human rights 

(p. 354) 12. Human rights
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(p. 354) 12. Human rights
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Martin Dixon

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199574452.003.0012
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Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter examines the rules of international law that confer protection to individuals under the law of human rights. It first considers the role and nature of human rights law and the development of the law of human rights before turning to a discussion of the protection of human rights under the United Nations through various instruments such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966. It also looks at the role of the UN Economic and Social Council and the Human Rights Council in the development of human rights law, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 1966, other specialised agencies and subsidiary organs of the UN that are also involved in the promotion and protection of human rights, and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950.

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