The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognition of the right to life

@inproceedings{Schabas2002TheAO,
  title={The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognition of the right to life},
  author={W. Schabas},
  year={2002}
}
The cornerstone of contemporary human rights law is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948. The Universal Declaration was complemented, some eighteen years later, by three international treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights , the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights , and the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. A Second… Expand
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