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Human Rights: Handbook for Parliamentarians

Published jointly by the IPU and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Handbook on Human Rights for Parliamentarians is intended for parliamentarians who want to familiarize themselves with the framework that has been set up since 1945 by the United Nations and regional organizations to protect and promote human rights. It presents the notion of human rights and the core contents of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It specifies the obligations of States to protect and promote human rights, and contains suggestions as to action that parliaments and their members may take to contribute to their implementation.


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