The United Nations and human rights a guide for a new era by Julie Mertus

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Published by Routledge in New York, NY .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • United Nations,
  • United Nations. General Assembly,
  • Human rights

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJulie A. Mertus.
SeriesGlobal institutions series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC571 .M4447 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3298056M
ISBN 100415343372, 0415343380
LC Control Number2004024355

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Julie Mertus is Professor at American University, Washington DC, USA. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy, named "human rights book of the year" by the American Political Science Association) and, most recently Human Rights Matters: Local Politics and National Human Rights Institutions and The United Nations and Human Rights/5(9).

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[]Headquarters: New York City (international territory). The Statute of the International Court of Justice forms part of the Charter. The aim of the Charter is to save humanity from war; to reaffirm human rights and the dignity and worth of the human person; to proclaim the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small; and to promote the prosperity of all humankind.

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