Encyclopedia of human rights issues since 1945 / Winston E. Langley
E-Book | Greenwood Press | 1999

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1 online resource (xxix, 392 pages)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dedication -- Preface -- Introduction -- Abbreviations -- Users' Guide -- Significant Dates in the Field of Human Rights -- Appendix A: Selected Human Rights Groups -- Appendix B: the International Bill of Human Rights -- Appendix C: Convention on the Rights of the Child -- Glossary -- About the Author -- Abortion -- Academic Freedom and Human Rights -- Adjudication -- Advisory Services in the Field of Human Rights -- Affirmative Action -- Afghanistan -- African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights -- Age of Consent -- AIDS and Human Rights -- Algeria -- Aliens -- American Convention on Human Rights -- American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man -- Amnesty International -- Amnesty Laws -- Apartheid -- Arab World and Human Rights -- Arbitrary Arrest and Detention -- Armed Conflict -- Asian Values -- Assembly and Association -- Associated Country Women of the World -- Asylum -- Atlantic Charter -- Australia -- Bahai International Community -- Bangkok Declaration -- Bangladesh -- B'nai B'rith International -- Bonded Labor -- Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Brazil -- Burma -- Business Corporations and Human Rights -- Cambodia -- Canada -- Capital Punishment -- Carter, Jimmy (James Earl, Jr.) (1924- ) -- Centre for Human Rights -- Charter 77 -- Chechnya -- Child Labor -- Child, Rights of -- Chile -- China -- Civil and Political Rights -- Cloning and Biomedicine -- Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials -- Collectivization -- Commission on Human Rights -- Commission on the Status of Women -- Committee Against Torture -- Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe -- Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- Committee on Nongovernmental Organizations -- Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women -- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People -- Compensation for Victims of Human Rights Abuse -- Conditionality -- Convention Against Discrimination in Education -- Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment -- Convention Concerning Equal Opportunities and Equal Treatment for Men and Women Workers: Workers with Family Responsibilities -- Convention Concerning Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value -- Convention Concerning Maternity Protection -- Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others -- Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages -- Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine -- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women -- Convention on the Nationality of Married Women -- Convention on the Non-Applicability of the Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity -- Convention on the Political Rights of Women -- Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide -- Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness -- Convention on the Rights of the Child -- Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees -- Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons -- Council of Europe -- Crimes Against Humanity -- Crimes Against Peace -- Cuba -- Cultural Life -- Dalai Lama -- Death Squads -- Declaration Concerning Essentials of Peace -- Declaration for the Protection of War Victims -- Declaration of a Global Ethic -- Declaration of the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power -- Declaration of the Rights of the Child -- Declaration on Permanent Sovereignty Over Natural Resources -- Declaration on Social and Legal Principles Relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally -- Declaration on Territorial Asylum -- Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief -- Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women -- Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples -- Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who Are not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live -- Declaration on the Promotion Among Youth of the Ideals of Peace, Mutual Respect and Understanding Between Peoples -- Declaration on the Protection of All Persons From Being Subject to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment -- Declaration on the Protection of All Persons From Enforced Disappearance -- Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency Armed Conflict -- Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace -- Declaration on the Right to Development -- Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons -- Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons -- Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities -- Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interest of Peace and for the Benefit of Mankind -- Defense for Children International -- Democratic Entitlement -- Derogation -- Detention -- Discrimination -- Domestic Violence -- Drugs and Human Rights -- Duties -- Earth Charter -- Economic and Social Council -- Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- Education -- Employment -- Environment -- Equality -- Ethnic Cleansing -- European Convention on Human Rights -- European Court of Human Rights -- European Social Charter -- Expulsion -- Fact-Finding -- Fair Trial -- Family -- First Tranche -- Food -- Forced Labor -- Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities -- Friends World Committee for Consultation -- Fundamentalism -- Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand (1869-1948) -- General Assembly -- Generations of Rights -- Geneva Conventions -- Genital Mutilation -- Genocide -- Gorbachev, Mikhail S. (1931- ) -- Gulag Archipelago -- Haiti -- Havel, Va'Clav (1946- ) -- Health -- Helsinki Accords -- Holy See -- Housing -- Human Dimension (Mechanism) -- Human Rights -- Human Rights and Youth -- Human Rights Commissions (Regional) -- Human Rights Committee -- Human Rights Day -- Human Rights Watch.
India -- Indigenous Peoples -- Information -- Inter-American Charter of Social Guarantees -- Inter-American Commission of Women -- Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons -- Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women -- Inter-American Court of Human Rights -- Inter-American Declaration on Racial Integration in the Americas -- International Bill of Human Rights -- International Catholic Child Bureau -- International Committee of the Red Cross -- International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination -- International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families -- International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid -- International Court of Justice -- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights -- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- International Covenants on Human Rights -- International Criminal Court -- International Helsinki Federation -- International Labor Organization -- International Law Commission -- Interventionism -- Intifadah -- Iraq -- Israel -- Journalists -- Judiciary -- Kashmir -- Kent State Tragedy -- King, Rodney G. -- Kosovo -- Kurdistan -- Kuwait -- Land Mines -- Lesbian and Gay Rights -- Liberation Theology -- Liberty and Security of Person -- Louima, Abner -- Mandela, Nelson (1918- ) -- Mao Zedong (1893-1976) -- Marriage and the Family -- Mexico -- Milosevic, Slobodan (1941- ) -- Minorities -- Moral and Material Interests -- Motherhood and Childhood -- Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo -- Movement and Residence -- My Lai Massacre -- Nagorno-Karabakh -- Nationality -- Nation-Building -- Natural Law -- New World Information and Communications Order -- Nigeria -- Nongovernmental Organization -- Northern Ireland -- Nunca Mas -- Nuremberg War Crimes Trials -- Nyerere, Julius (1922- ) -- Object of International Law -- Obligation to Implement Human Rights Covenants -- Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights -- Opinion and Expression -- Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe -- Organization of African Unity -- Organization of American States -- Palestine Liberation Organization -- Palme, Olaf (1927-1986) -- Peoples -- Philippines -- Physical and Mental Health -- Physicians for Human Rights -- Poland -- Poverty -- Principles of International Co-Operation in the Detection, Arrest, Extradition and Punishment of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity -- Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter and in the Judgment of the Nuremberg Tribunal -- Principles of Medical Ethics Relevant to the Role of Healthprofessionals, Particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment -- Privacy -- Procedural Guarantees, Processes and Protections -- Proclamation of Teheran -- Propaganda -- Property -- Public Emergency -- Purge -- Racism -- Rape -- Ratification -- Relativism and Universalism -- Religion and Human Rights -- Remedy -- Rest, Leisure and Reasonable Limitation on Working Hours -- Right of Petition -- Right to Leave and Return -- Right to Life -- Romania -- Roosevelt, Eleanor (1884-1962) -- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) -- Russia -- Rwanda -- Saami -- Safeguards Guaranteeing the Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty -- Sakharov, Andrei D. (1921-1989) -- Saudi Arabia -- Science and Technology -- Security Council -- Self-Determination -- Serbia -- Sexual Harassment -- Sharia -- Sikhs -- Singapore -- Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Slavery-Like Practices -- Social Security -- Soka Gakkai International -- South Africa -- Sovereignty -- Stalin, Joseph V. (1879-1953) -- Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners -- Standard of Living -- Standard-Setting -- Sterilization -- Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities -- Superior Orders -- Thought, Conscience and Religion -- Tokyo War Crimes Trials -- Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others -- Trusteeship Council -- Truth Commissions -- Turkey -- United Kingdom -- United Nations Charter -- United Nations Children Fund -- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees -- United Nations Secretariat -- United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice -- United Nations University -- United Nations Voluntary Fund for Advisory Services and Technical Assistance in the Field of Human Rights -- United States -- Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities -- Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition -- University for Peace -- Visa -- War Crimes -- War Crimes Tribunals -- Western Sahara -- Women'S International League for Peace and Freedom -- Work -- Working Groups -- World Charter for Nature -- World Conferences on Human Rights -- World Conferences on Women -- World Federalist Movement -- World Health Organization -- Yamashita, Tomoyuki (1885-1946) -- Yellow Peril -- Zionism.
Covers human rights issues from 1945 to 1998 with more than 400 entries on incidents and violations, instruments and initiatives, countries and human rights activists. Provides information on both the progress of human rights activities and the continuing incidents of human rights violations around the globe.
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Print version: Langley, Winston. Encyclopedia of human rights issues since 1945. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999 (DLC) 98030498
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