Download e-book for iPad: A Dictionary of Human Rights by D. Robertson

By D. Robertson

ISBN-10: 1857430239

ISBN-13: 9781857430233

This e-book bargains a complete advisor to files and companies that are curious about the problems of human rights. It contains updated definitions and brief essays approximately all of the three hundred entries. The entries are prepared alphabetically, cross-referenced, and divided into neighborhood and nationwide alterations. motives of the felony components and implications also are incorporated. The booklet lists corporations that are taken with human rights, together with Amnesty foreign, eu fee on Human Rights and Conseil d'Etat. It additionally lists quite a few extracts from files written approximately human rights, together with the "Bill of Rights 1688", the "European Social constitution" and the "Convention opposed to Torture". The e-book discusses the fundamental principles of rights and liberties, and the position of conventions, declarations, courts, tribunals and criminal structures upholding them. It offers concise outlines of the overall positons on human rights for all prime built nations. it's going to be priceless to public and educational libraries, scholars, lecturers, reporters and any association or person with an curiosity in human rights concerns.

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In most countries, either by constitutional right or common law expectation, a citizen cannot be stripped of that status, whatever other punishment may be imposed. There exist thousands of people without citizenship, however, ‘stateless persons’ in technical language; hundreds of thousands of people have been expelled from their homelands, which have come to be governed by states which are unprepared to grant citizenship, or to which the refugees dare not, or will not, return and to whom no other state is prepared to grant full citizenship.

This allows a legislature to insist that the Charter not be applied to the act in question. An earlier attempt at human rights protection in Canada had contained a similar provision which was almost never used, and neither the notwithstanding clause nor the internal two-track test have prevented the Charter being applied very extensively. Implementation of the Charter has resulted in substantial legal business, and some have complained that courts are overwhelmed with Charter cases, often on trivial matters.

Some such rights, like the right to counsel to help present one’s case, and to have it provided free where necessary (see legal aid ), follow directly from the inequality inherent in the state versus the individual conflict. Similarly, rules on what sort of evidence can be raised, and on the selection, where appropriate, of a jury are intended to redress this power imbalance (see jury trial ). Others, though deeply rooted in our expectations, are not as easy to explain theoretically. The right to silence both after arrest and during the trial seems to raise questions of conflict with the need to arrive at the truth.

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