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By Azizur Chowdhury, Jahid Bhuiyan
Overseas human rights legislations is likely one of the quickest transforming into matters of legislation. certainly this could no longer be incredible because it is the legislation that promises the main rights of people. This e-book offers an creation to the learn of overseas human rights legislation for college kids and practitioners. it's written by way of a professional in overseas human rights legislations who has practiced sooner than overseas human rights tribunals of the United countries, in addition to neighborhood structures in Europe, the Americas, African and Asia. The insights supplied during this e-book advisor the reader from the idea of the legislation to the way it is utilized in perform. in contrast to different texts by means of different western writers, this writer supplies specified recognition to matters of audiences in Africa, Latin the US, the center East and Asia.
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Decolonization ushered in a new era in which former oppressed people assumed their destinies and became their own rulers. Former colonies became fully-ﬂedged States with capacity in international law to enter into relations with other States including their former colonial powers. On independence, African States joined the United Nations and the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU) through which they subscribed to several international human rights instruments. This, however, did not immediately improve their human rights situations.
Islamic Law also has other contradictions such as; direction to murder people who worship idols or who don’t believe in Islam, Jews and Christian in the Islamic world are considered as second class citizens, men and women do not have equal rights, there was harsh corporal punishment ((Hadd Hadd)) such as cut oﬀ the hand. The following quotes elaborate: The position of Christian and Jewish minorities is diﬀerent from that of ‘unbelievers’ due to theirs categorisation as ‘People of the Book’. Within Muslim society they are ensured certain rights, such as security of person and property, freedom of worship and a degree of communal autonomy.
Therefore they were speaking only for Europe and not for non-European societies. John Locke for instance spoke about the three rights of man in a state of nature-life, liberty and property. He did not state dignity may be he was saying that dignity is embedded in those three rights. But life, liberty and property were for “the European man” not even the woman. Property right in this context will also include slave ownership which was purely for Europeans. Therefore it can only make sense to suggest that he was speaking for the Europeans (slave owners) as having property rights not Africans who were the slaves and therefore the property of the slave masters.