Since it is one of the purposes of the United Nations to promote and encourage respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms (Article 1(3) UNCh), the organs of the world organization should seek to achieve that goal, each one within the area of the competence assigned to it. Different functions can be distinguished in that connection. Standard-setting is the first step in promoting and protecting human rights. International protection requires international standards. Without such uniform standards, the United Nations would be criticized for acting...
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