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(p. 26) 3. The United Nations 

(p. 26) 3. The United Nations
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(p. 26) 3. The United Nations
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Rhona K. M. Smith

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10.1093/he/9780198746218.003.0003
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date: 18 September 2019

Course-focused and comprehensive, the ‘Textbook on’ series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter examines the work of the United Nations (UN) in the area of human rights. It discusses the evolution of human rights under the auspices of the UN as well as some of the early influences on human rights. The influence of the Nuremberg trials, the abolition of slavery, and the protection of vulnerable groups on the development of human rights protection law is discussed.

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