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International Law Of Human Rights Outline

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HISTORY OF IHR MOVEMENT o Magna Carta, French Declaration of Rights of Man o Freedom of Worship - 17th Century o Abolishment of slavery - 19th Century
? Not based on human rights -

* Way to maintain int'l peace & security o FDR's "New Deal" & socialist ideology
? Based on liberty, equality, and fraternity

* Became internationalized after WWII o Law of IHR's primarily in
? UN Charter
? Nuremberg Charter
? International Covenants
? Universal Covenants
? Developing Customary law of HR's
? Regional Agreements o Holocaust led to formation of United Nations & Nuremberg Tribunal o United Nations - 1944
? To maintain international peace and security & protect human rights o Nuremberg Tribunal
? Tried Nazi leaders for:

* War crimes (int'l law of war)

* Crimes against humanity o 1st reference to customary int'l law of HR's in major int'l treaty

* Crimes of aggression


UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS o 1948 - International Bill of Rights o Based on FDR's 4 Freedoms Speech
? Freedom of speech
? Of worship
? From want
? From fear

o Protects civil & political rights & economic & culture rights
? Became basis for ICCRP - adopted 1966 o Anti-Discrimination
? Race
? Sex
? Class
? Politics
? Religion
? Color
? Language
? National or social origin
? Property
? Birth or other status o Prohibitions
? Slavery
? Torture
? Cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment or punishment
? Ex post facto laws o Rights????????????

Equal protection of law Due process Fair trial Presumption of Innocence Privacy Freedom of travel Political asylum To nationality Consensual marriage Protection of property Freedom of assembly Participation in political process Social scrutiny Work Equal pay for work Just pay Rest/leisure Reasonable hours of work Decent standard of living Health Well being House Medical care Security if:

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