xv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Raoul Wallenberg Institute human rights library ; 14.
Formatted Contents Note
What are human rights History of human rights International human rights protection : context and conceptions United Nations Council of Europe (CoE) Organization of American States (OAS) Organization of African Unity (OAU)/African Union (AU) Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OCSE) European union (EU) Efforts of other regional organizations to protect human rights Non-governmental organizations (NGOS) Traditional procedures and mechanisms for the international protection of human rights Shortcomings of traditional procedures and new trends in the international protection of human rights Mechanisms for the prevention of human rights violations Individual criminal responsibility for serious human rights violations Human rights and the maintenance of peace and security Challenges for the future.
Updated translation of: Einführung in das internationale Menschenrechtssystem. Wien : Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2002. "The book perceives human rights as an inter-disciplinary topic ... It serves as a textbook for students of law, political science, international relations and other academic fields related to human rights, but may as well be used as a first introduction for those working in the field ..."--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.