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NGOs and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

a curious grapevine

by William Korey

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United Nations. General Assembly,
  • Human rights,
  • Non-governmental organizations

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [597]-626) and index.

    StatementWilliam Korey.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC571 .K595 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 638 p. ;
    Number of Pages638
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL375943M
    ISBN 100312162553
    LC Control Number98037846

    In , representatives of the 58 Member States of the United Nations came together to define the fundamental rights and freedoms that should be enjoyed by all people. This became the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which sets out the ideals and standards that all states and peoples should strive toward. Human rights NGOs focus on the rights protected in documents like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and social justice issues. Here are ten of these organizations based in the United States: Children’s Defense Fund.

    In , the U.N. adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to establish exactly what human rights are. The document took about two years to write. The UDHR was a direct response to the atrocities of World War II and a list of the values of the United Nations—mostly stuff about freedom, dignity, and peace. The Text. In December , the State Department launched an initiative to support the work of human rights defenders throughout the globe. Part of the initiative was the "Guiding Principles on Non-Governmental Organizations" (Principles), intended to guide the U.S. government's treatment of nonprofits and to assess the actions of other governments.

      On Octo , United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Professor Karima Bennoune joined Professor Hans Ingvar Roth to celebrate his new book P.C. Chang and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, marking the 70 th anniversary of the UDHR. Roth has dedicated over four years to create the first intellectual biography of Peng Chun Chang, a . The Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights (known also as the Barcelona Declaration) is a document signed by the International PEN Club, and several non-governmental organizations in to support linguistic rights, especially those of endangered document was adopted at the conclusion of the World Conference on Linguistic Rights held 6–9 June in Barcelona, Spain.


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He is the author of several books, including The Promises We Keep: Human Rights, the Helsinki Process and American Foreign Policy (SMP ).Cited by: The notion of human rights has progressed from being a marginal part of international relations a half century ago to stand today as a critical element in diplomatic discourse and this book shows that it is the NGOs that have placed human rights at the centre of humankind's present and future agenda.

When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted 50 years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt, its principal architect, predicted that a 'curious grapevine' would carry its message behind barbed wire and stone walls.

This book tells the extraordinary story of how NGOs became the 'grapevine' she. NGOs and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a sprawling study of the origins and accomplishments of nongovernmental organizations (largely US-based).

William Korey documents their effectiveness "in making human rights a vibrant and major force on the agenda of international diplomacy and discourse.".

Ngos and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Curious Grapevine Korey, William Published by Palgrave Macmillan, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. Synopsis. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in the s, Eleanor Roosevelt, its principal architect, predicted that a "curious grapevine" would carry its message behind barbed wire and stone walls.

This book tells the extraordinary story of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) became the "grapevine" she anticipated, Author: William Korey.

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The Declaration of Human Rights Day is commemorated every year on Decem the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration, and is known as Human Rights Day or International Human Rights Day.

The commemoration is observed by individuals, community and religious groups, human rights organizations, Author(s): Draft Committee. A study of the historic and unique role played by NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in helping to bring about compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

NGOs have become the "grapevine" for the Declaration, carrying its message behind barbed wire and stone walls.

WILLIAM KOREY is a prolific writer of articles for popular and scholarly journals, and for newspapers such as The Washington Post. He is the author of several books, including The Promises We Keep: Human Rights, the Helsinki Process and American Foreign Policy (SMP ).3/5(1).

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Martin's, ). Search for more papers by this authorCited by: NGOs and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: a curious grapevine. [William Korey] -- Discusses the role of non-governmental human rights organizations (NGOs) in influencing world-wide opinion and response to such issues as apartheid, political refugees and "prisoners of conscience,".2 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century the first task.

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