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(p. 38) 4. The International Bill of Human Rights 

(p. 38) 4. The International Bill of Human Rights
(p. 38) 4. The International Bill of Human Rights

Rhona K. M. Smith

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date: 29 January 2020

Course-focused and comprehensive, the ‘Textbook on’ series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter analyses the history and principles of the International Bill of Human Rights, which is the ethical and legal basis for all the human rights work of the United Nations. The Bill consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, two Optional Protocols annexed thereto, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and Protocol. The chapter also assesses whether the Bill of Human Rights has lived up to the expectations of the original proponents.

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