Peace, Justice and Freedom: Human Rights Challenges for the New Millennium

Gurcharan S. Bhatia, J. S. O'Neill, Gerald L. Gall, Patrick D. Bendin
University of Alberta, 2000 - 433 páginas
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On the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hundreds of people gathered in Edmonton, Alberta to reflect on the accomplishments of the Declaration and current challenges to human rights. This volume offers their collective insights. Participants in this landmark conference included: Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town; Francine Fournier, Assistant Director General of UNESCO; Her Excellency Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; and The Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of Canada. "From federal ministers, to Chinese and Vietnamese dissidents, to academics, the judiciary, advocates for the poor, the disabled, the disenfranchised and the minorities; the delegates engaged in vibrant and compassionate dialogue which was both enriching and worrisome." —Canadian Senate Debates

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Message to the International Conference on Universal Rights and Human Values
The Challenge of the Future for Human Rights
The Declaration Fifty Years Later
Half a century of Human Rights
People or Profits?
Globalization and Ethical Profits
Their Similarities
Lesbian and Gay Rights
Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in Europe
Effective Remedies for Violations of Fundamental Rights
Human Rights Are Our Inalienable Inheritance
Freedom of Speech in Israel
A Common Standard
The International Community and Human Rights

History Repeats Itself
The Case of International Trade Agreements
Indigenous Internationalism Today
A Global Search for Justice
Building a Human Rights Framework
A Story of Two Lives and Two Worlds
Human Rights and Genomics
A Mirage
UNESCO and Human Rights
Nuclear Weapons and the Right to Peace
The Need to Control Conventional Weapons
Disability Poverty and Children in Need
Beyond the Rhetoric
The Edmonton Resolution
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Gurcharan Bhatia and J.S. (Jack) O'Neill co-chaired the 1998 Universal Rights and Human Values Conference. Gerald Gall and Patrick Bendin are lawyers with an interest in civil liberties. J.S. (Jack) O'Neill was co-chair of the Universal Rights and Human Values Conference. He is the former chief commissioner of the Alberta Human Rights Commission and deputy minister of Culture and Multiculturalism in the Alberta government. He holds degrees in education from the University of Manitoba and Fordham University in New York and was a member of the Jesuit Order of Canada from 1943 to 1973. Gerald L. Gall (d. 2012) was a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta where he taught constitutional law, civil liberties, and human rights. He served on several boards of directors and co-founded the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights. He was executive director of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the author of the first, second, third and fourth editions of The Canadian Legal System. Patrick D. Bendin is a lawyer with the Canadian Department of Justice where he currently practices in the area of civil litigation. He is a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and a member of the Alberta Bar.

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