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Introduction

Dinah Shelton

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited By: Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 October 2020

Subject(s):
Right to non-discrimination — Rights of persons deprived of their liberty — Access to justice — Development, right to

This introductory article discusses the theme of this volume which is about international human rights law. This volume explores the historical antecedents for modern human rights law, the importance of human dignity, the process of human rights law-making and the role of various actors, institutions, and procedures in the implementation and compliance of human rights law. It also provides some evaluation of the human rights project and evaluates whether it has made a difference to the lives of people throughout the world.

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