Human rights [electronic resource] : between idealism and realism / Christian Tomuschat.

Tomuschat, Christian.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
1 online resource (465 p.)
2nd ed.
Collected courses of the Academy of European Law ; v. 13/1.
The collected courses of the Academy of European Law ; v. 13/1

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Human rights.
Constitutional law.
Electronic books.
Human Rights between Idealism and Realism presents human rights in action, focusing on their effectiveness as legal tools designed to benefit human beings. By combining conceptual analysis with an emphasis on procedures and mechanisms of implementation, this volume provides a multidimensional overview of human rights.After examining briefly the history of human rights, the author analyses the intellectual framework that forms the basis of their legitimacy. In particular, he covers the concept of universality and the widely used model that classifies human rights into clusters of different
Contents; Tables of Cases; Tables of Legislation; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. History of Human Rights; I: Human Rights and the Rise of the State in Europe; II: International Protection of Human Rights: A Latecomer in History; III: From the Sixteenth Century to 1776; Protection of Human Beings by Denial of Human Rights; Protection of Human Beings by Recognition of Human Rights; IV: From 1776 to 1914; Human Rights in National Constitutional Texts; Abolition of the Slave Trade; Humanitarian Law; No General Guarantees of Human Rights; V: Between the Two World Wars
Mandate System of the League of Nations International Protection of Minorities; Objectives of the International Labour Organization; Legal Doctrine; VI: The Great Leap Forward: 1945; 3. The Different 'Generations' of Human Rights: From Human Rights to Good Governance; I: Terminology; II: Development of First Generation and Second Generation Rights at National Level; First Generation Rights; Second Generation Rights; III: Development of the Current System of International Protection of Human Rights; Universal Declaration of Human Rights
European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter The Two UN Covenants on Human Rights; The Legal Framework Established by the UN Specialized Agencies; American Convention on Human Rights; African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights; No Regional Instrument in Asia; Customary Law; Soft Law; IV: Contents of the International Bill of Human Rights; Substantive Provisions; Rights and Obligations under Human Rights Treaties; Equality and Non-discrimination; The Unity, and the Difference in Character, of First Generation and Second Generation Rights; V: Third Generation Rights
The Three Rights Uncertainties Surrounding Third Generation Rights; VI: Democracy; VII: Good Governance; VIII: Human Security; IX: Globalization; X: The Shadow of Terrorism; XI: Conclusion; 4. Universality of Human Rights; I: Introductory Considerations; II: The Legal Dimension; UDHR; The Two International Covenants; Other Treaties; Vienna World Conference on Human Rights; Regional Instruments; III: The Value Dimension; Western Values; Latin America; Islamic Countries; India; East Asia; IV: The Empirical Dimension; V: Conclusion; 5. Implementation at National Level; I: Duty Bearers; States
International Organizations Transnational Corporations; II: Relationship between International Law and Domestic Law in the Field of Human Rights; Third Generation Rights; Second Generation Rights; First Generation Rights; III: Place of Human Rights Instruments in the Domestic Legal Order; IV: Implementation of International Human Rights vis-à-vis the Individual; V: Territorial Scope of Application of International Human Rights Instruments; European Convention on Human Rights; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; 6. The Work of Political Bodies of International Organizations
I: United Nations
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