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Basic Handbook on HUMAN RIGHTS

Basic Handbook on HUMAN RIGHTS

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OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTSUNITED NATIONS STAFF COLLEGE PROJECT
 HUMAN RIGHTS:
 A Basic Handbook for UN Staff 
UNITED NATIONS
 
CONTENTS
List of useful abbreviations.........................................................................................
 vii
Diagram: UN human rights structure..........................................................................
ix
Foreword by the High Commissioner for Human Rights...............................................
xi
INTRODUCTION
1. United Nations Programme for Reform......................................................12. The scope of this handbook..........................................................................23. What are human rights?..................................................................................24. International human rights law......................................................................35. State responsibility for human rights............................................................56. What is humanitarian law?..............................................................................67. International human rights instruments.......................................................8
PART 1:INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT
1.1 The International Bill of Human Rights......................................................9a. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.....................................10b. International Covenant on Economic, Social andCultural Rights .........................................................................................11c. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.........................121.2 International Convention on the Elimination of all Formsof Racial Discrimination ..............................................................................131.3 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminationagainst Women...............................................................................................141.4 Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman orDegrading Treatment or Punishment.........................................................151.5 Convention on the Rights of the Child .....................................................161.6 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of allMigrant Workers and Members of their Families ....................................171.7 Declaration on the Right to Development................................................18
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