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Moral Dimensions of Human Rights Documents

Carl Wellman

in The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744787
eISBN:
9780199827138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744787.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explains how the most important global human rights documents presuppose the existence of moral human rights. This is especially true of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ... More


Overview of Human Rights: The UN Conventions and Machinery

Joseph Wronka

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0066
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) has called social work a “human rights profession, having as its basic tenet the intrinsic value of every human being.” The United States ... More


Human Rights

Susan C. Mapp

in Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective: An Introduction to International Social Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195313451
eISBN:
9780199893423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313451.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter introduces common human rights documents, the framework which will undergird this work. International human rights documents provide a preliminary way to compare social development ... More


The Liberal Argument

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the liberal argument for the claim that human rights are Western. It states that human rights are Western inasmuch as they constitute a manifestation or an expression of the ... More


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