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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Human Rights

Thomas Buergenthal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 September 2019

Civil and political rights — Minorities — Human rights remedies — International labour law — Right to education — Customary international law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 For the purpose of this entry, human rights are defined as the rights of individuals ( Individuals in International Law ) and groups (see Group Rights ) that are recognized as such in international treaties and declarations as well by customary international law . They include civil and political rights (see Elections, Right to Participate in, International Protection ; Assembly, Freedom of, International Protection ; Association, Freedom of, International Protection ; Opinion and Expression, Freedom of, International Protection ); economic (see Work, Right to,...
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