An Introduction to International Human Rights Law by Azizur Chowdhury, Jahid Bhuiyan

By Azizur Chowdhury, Jahid Bhuiyan

Foreign human rights legislations is among the quickest becoming matters of legislation. certainly this could now not be unbelievable because it is the legislation that promises the main rights of people. This booklet presents an advent to the learn of overseas human rights legislations for college students and practitioners. it's written by way of knowledgeable in overseas human rights legislation who has practiced sooner than overseas human rights tribunals of the United international locations, in addition to nearby structures in Europe, the Americas, African and Asia. The insights supplied during this publication consultant the reader from the idea of the legislations to the way it is utilized in perform. not like different texts by way of different western writers, this writer offers particular recognition to matters of audiences in Africa, Latin the USA, the center East and Asia.

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The African chief did not enjoy a continuing unquestioned right to command; his authority had to be continually recreated situationally, in specific contexts. This is expressed in the formula that chiefs could not rule on their own, but only in constant consulta- 36 37 38 39 40 Asante, “Nation building and human rights in emergent African nations,” Cornell International Law Journal (1969): 73–74. OO Elechi, “Women and (African) Indigenous Justice Systems,” in Pan- African Issues in Crime and Justice, ed.

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Being a non-Muslim in an Islamic state entails the status of a second-class citizen. Minorities enjoy religious tolerance rather than religious freedom. 47 The inequality between the sexes is flagrant in traditional Islamic law and doctrine. Certain women’s rights are secured. The woman has a right to inheritance; to be a party to a contract in marriage and not an object for sale; to manage her own property; and some rights to divorce. But these, even though important, are only limited rights. A man is allowed to use physical violence against his wife; he can divorce her without explanation; he can be polygamous if he so chooses; he has exclusive rights of custody over the children in case of separation; and the testimony of one male witness is equal to that of two women.

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