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The evolving role of the United Nations in securing human rights [electronic resource] / Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Author/Creator:
Al Hussein, Zeid Ra'ad, author.
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[Place of publication not identified] : United Nations, 2017.
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Government document
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1 online resource (3 pages)
Contained In:
UN Chronicle Vol. 53, no. 4, p. 6-8
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Summary:
From the vantage point of the twenty-first century, it is sometimes easy to forget just how revolutionary the concept of human rights is. Few who witnessed the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 could have imagined its impact over the last seven decades. International law no longer governs only relations among States. Rather, the treatment of individuals by States is a matter of international law and concern. Today, people who have been abused or silenced at the national level regularly speak at the United Nations Human Rights Council, or bring complaints about violations of human rights treaties to Committees of experts. The voices of the voiceless are now amplified at the international level.
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10.18356/29cb5689-en doi
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