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O'Brien, Ed – Social Education, 2004
In this article, the author examines another dimension of human rights--the problem of torture. He looks at U.S. commitments to international conventions prohibiting torture in light of the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. He shows how a position adopted by the Bush administration that these international conventions did not apply to the war…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Terrorism, Military Personnel, Civil Rights
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Menon, Bhaskar P. – Social Education, 1989
Provides a brief history of the development of the United Nations. Identifies achievements of the United Nations in the promotion of human rights, the translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into binding international covenants, and the establishment of monitoring mechanisms to ensure the protection of human rights. (KO)
Descriptors: Background, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, History