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Exploring the modern foreign human rights regime, this quantity assesses the criteria predominantly chargeable for human rights violations in transitions societies, long term outcomes of such violations and political treatments.

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One result was that the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC, the parent body of the Commission that was writing the UDHR) gave the drafters a mandate to include union rights somewhere in the UDHR. 42 We can look at the right to join a trade union as a human right, or as a step to implement either the human right to fair working conditions or the human right to association. The Commission’s minutes indicate its inclusion in the general right to association, but they also listed it specifically in 23(4).

The Panamanian draft was prepared by the American Law Institute and the Chilean draft by the Inter-American Juridical Committee. The American Federation of Labor also submitted an early draft. ’’ To write this social rights chapter, Humphrey borrowed more than 50 per cent of his text from his liberal or socialist Latin American sources. This is how the rights to health care (Art. 25), to education (Art. 26), to work and good working conditions and pay (Art. 23), to extra public assistance even when employed (Art.

120–142; Rhoda E. Howard and Jack Donnelly, ‘‘Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Political Regimes,’’ American Political Science Review, Vol. 80, September 1986, 801–817; Sakah S. Mahmud, ‘‘The State and Human Rights in Africa in the 1990s: Perspectives and Prospects,’’ Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 15, August 1993, pp. 485– 498; Neil J. Mitchell and James M. McCormick, ‘‘Economic and Political Explanations of Human Rights Violations,’’ World Politics, Vol. 40, July 1988, pp. 476–498; Mike Oquaye, ‘‘Human Rights and the Transition to Democracy under the PNDC in Ghana,’’ Human Rights Quarterly, Vol.

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