ERIC Number: ED174553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Human Rights. Selected Documents, No. 5 (Revised). General Foreign Policy Series 310, Report No. 8961.
Bureau of Public Affairs (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
The booklet contains the text of eight selected documents on human rights. The documents are Excerpts from the UN Charter; Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and the American Convention on Human Rights. Each document is preceded by an introductory background statement which presents information on when and where the charter or declaration was signed, when it was accepted into U.S. law and practice, major objectives, and outstanding successes and failures of the treaties to date. The concluding section presents correspondence between President Carter, the Senate, and the Department of State regarding the treaties. (DB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Civil Rights, Cooperation, Disadvantaged, Government Role, History, Human Dignity, Individual Needs, International Law, International Relations, Peace, Political Issues, Racial Discrimination, Social Discrimination, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Treaties, World Affairs, World Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (stock no. 044-000-01713-0, $2.40)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Public Affairs (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.