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Dignity and international human rights law, an introduction to the Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere, by Brett Scharffs, Ewelina Ochab

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Dignity and international human rights law, an introduction to the Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere, by Brett Scharffs, Ewelina Ochab
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eng
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non fiction
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Dignity and international human rights law
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dictionaries
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by Brett Scharffs, Ewelina Ochab
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an introduction to the Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere
Summary
"The Punta del Este Declaration, and this book devoted to elaborating upon it, is devoted to exploring the ways that human dignity for everyone everywhere can be a useful tool in helping to address the challenges and strains facing human rights in the world today. In 2018, an initiative was instigated to revitalize the human rights project by way of engaging the notion of human dignity. This resulted in the Punta Del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere (Punta Del Este Declaration), a declaration co-authored by over 30 human rights experts from all over the world. The Punta Del Este Declaration simplifies and brings coherence to the concept of human dignity into 10 brief statements that would capture the many dimensions and aspects of human dignity and the practical ways that human dignity is useful in the promotion of human rights. This book provides an overview of how the notion of human dignity has been used to strengthen human rights. It discusses how human dignity plays many different roles in human rights discourse and has the force to revitalize the human rights project; it is the foundational principle upon which the human rights project is built. But it is also the telos, or end goal, of human rights. At the same time, it is an important evaluative mechanism for assessing how well a country is doing in the implementation of human rights"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Seventy years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights : towards strengthening the protection of human rights -- An introduction to the Punta del Este Declaration and its preamble -- Article One : foundation, objective, and criterion -- Article Two : generating agreement and building common understanding -- Article Three : defining and specifying human rights -- Article Four : duties and responsibilities -- Article Five : education -- Article Six : seeking common ground -- Article Seven : implementing and realizing human rights in legislation -- Article Eight : reconciliation and adjudication -- Article Nine : potential difficulties involving competing human rights claims -- Article Ten : most egregious and most feasible -- Conclusions and the way forward
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