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The United Nations

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

UN bodies with responsibility for action against racial discrimination are described. During the period 1945–1995, the number of UN member states grew from 29 to 185. The work of the human rights ... More


The Shift to Multilateral Venues, 1992–1995

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The first 18 months after the Tiananmen bloodshed marked the height of global criticism of China's human rights record, but the years 1992–1995 quickly gave some indication of the difficulties that ... More


International Mechanisms against Torture and Other Ill-treatment

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

in The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199693566
eISBN:
9780191807503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter investigates the mechanisms that have been or are being established with a view to securing international action to protect people from being tortured or ill-treated. It deals briefly ... More


Human Insecurity and the Duty to Protect

Walter C. Clemens

in North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167466
eISBN:
9780813167756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter Seven focuses on the relationship between national insecurity and human insecurity in North Korea. Clemens mentions that while some citizens regard their supreme leaders as demigods, most are ... More


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