More than four decades have passed since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations.”
This year’s United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, taking place in Vienna is an appropriate occasion to constructively evaluate the achievements of the United Nations in this field.
Since its establishment in 1952, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has dedicated itself to promoting the Rule of Law and the legal protection of human rights. Based in Geneva, it has had the opportunity to monitor, for more than 40 years, the functioning of the UN human rights programme.
In publishing Towards Universal Justice, the ICJ submits some practical recommendations to the UN World Conference in order to strengthen the international mechanisms for the protection of human rights.
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