Rethinking Human Rights Promotion and Protection in the Context of the War on Terror in the Twenty First Century
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Krakowskie Studia Międzynarodowe 2008, nr 2, s. 73-86.
"International concern with human rights is a phenomenon of comparatively recent origin. Although it is possible to point out to a number of treaties of international agreements affecting humanitarian issue before World War II, it is only with the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945, that it is possible to speak of the advent of systematic human rights protection and promotion within the international system. None the less, it is clear that the international protection of human rights, has its antecedents in domestic efforts to secure legal and political protection for individuals, as well as groups, against the arbitrary excesses of state power."(...)
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