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Dr. Kamal Hossain

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Barrister, Senior Advocate
Supreme Court of Bangladesh

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Human Rights
Introduction
International Law and the Challenge of Change
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Human Rights
Introduction
International Law and the Challenge of Change
A. Legal Instruments
International

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, New York, 7 March 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol.  660, p. 195.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 993, p. 3.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, New York, 18 December 1979, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, p. 13.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 113.

Convention on the Rights of the Child, New York, 20 November 1989, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1577, p. 3.

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, 14 June 1992, in Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (CONF.151/26/Rev.1 (Vol.I)), Annex I. 

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

National

Constitution of the Republic of India, 1950.

Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 1972.

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

B. Jurisprudence

C. Documents
Economic and Social Council resolution 1235 (XLII) of 6 June 1967 (Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including policies of racial discrimination and segregation and of apartheid, in all countries, with particular reference to colonial and other dependant countries and territories).

Commonwealth of Nations, Harare Commonwealth Declaration, 20 October 1991.

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, 25 June 1993 (A/CONF.157/23).

D. Doctrine
Commonwealth Secretariat/Interights, Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, vol. 1-3, Reports of Commonwealth Judicial Colloquia, London, 1988-1991.

T. M. Franck, “The Emerging Right to Democratic Governance”, American Journal of International Law, vol. 86, 1992, p. 46.

A. Sachs, Promoting Human Rights in a New South Africa, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1990.

A. Sen, Human Rights and Economic Achievements, Paper presented at the Conference on the Growth of East Asia and its Impact on Human Rights, 23-25 June 1995, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo.