Regional Human Rights: A Comparative Study Of The West European And Inter-american Systems

Hardcover | July 1, 1991

byA. Glenn Mower

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Just as human rights issues are commanding increasing attention on both the international and local levels, the need to establish systems for promoting these rights and implementing programs for their protection is becoming a worldwide priority. A. Glenn Mower, Jr., evaluates the effectiveness of the regional systems developed by the Council of Europe and the Organization of American States, examining their structure and performance during the 1980s and how they influenced the advancement of civil and political rights within each region. By discussing both the operational and legal groundwork for the establishment of working agencies by these systems, the study demonstrates the degree to which each region's particular needs were met by the enactment of appropriate programs to fulfill those requirements. This book is an excellent guide to the development of viable agencies in many diverse geographical areas. The comparison of the West European and Inter-American systems focuses on those agencies that played a major part in the furtherance of human rights and details the definition of human rights standards within each region. Each region is characterized according to its economic, social, and political environment. The ability of the programs designed to respond to that profile is analyzed. The necessity for agencies to be sensitive to the changes that inevitably occur as an area becomes more economically and politically sophisticated--and to anticipate increased work load due to increased public awareness of human rights-- are concepts central to the entire work, and can help direct the establishment of systems in other locations.

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Just as human rights issues are commanding increasing attention on both the international and local levels, the need to establish systems for promoting these rights and implementing programs for their protection is becoming a worldwide priority. A. Glenn Mower, Jr., evaluates the effectiveness of the regional systems developed by the C...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313272352

ISBN - 13:9780313272356

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?A relatively brief, straightforward book that provides beginning students with basic information about two significant systems for the protection of human rights. Established and developed under markedly different economic, social, and political conditions, both showed marked increases in activity during the 1980s, on which Mower (respected author of The United States, the United Nations, and Human Rights, International Cooperation for Social Justice, and Human Rights and American Foreign Policy) concentrates....Mower examines the settings for the two systems, their legal bases, and the respective human rights commissions and courts. Upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice