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This section discusses about the contributors of this book Human Rights in Turmoil. Are human rights gaining or losing ground? This question has become relevant after two decades of unprecedented progress in developing human rights standards and institutions. The international community reaffirmed its commitment to human rights by signing a programme of action which made the promotion and the protection of all human rights a priority objective of the United Nations. The consolidation of the legal protection of human rights that has taken place during the past fifty years also has positive consequences in the turbulent situation the world is in currently.

Keywords: international community; United Nations



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