Human Rights Law of U.K, U.S.A, Canada and India: A Comparative Study

  • Gouranga Debnath
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  • Gouranga Debnath

    LLM Student at Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India

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The concept of Human Rights Law is rapidly expanding in most of the countries who are signatory to the United Nations Organsiation. The journey started since the Magna Carta in England in 1215. Then through some successive struggles of the people in the countries like England, France, America the concept of the human rights came into being. After the failure of the League of Nations the need of far stronger institute was felt. And then the journey of the United Nations started. The first document of the Un was the United Nations Declarations of Human Rights. And since then, on one after one treaty, conventions, covenants were accepted, adopted by the United Nations and most of the countries who are the party to the conventions ratified it in the constitutions of their own countries. Very soon UDHR was followed by the the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. These international Bill of Rights were adopted and ratified by the most of the countries to strengthen the Human Rights in those concerned countries. Several other treaties and conventions regarding may aspects of human rights were adopted to protect, promote and propagate the noble concept of human rights in the world. This paper focuses on the different kinds of Human Rights laws adopted in the countries United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and India. The comparative discussion of the Human Rights law in these countries have been discussed for the proper understanding of the people.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 758 - 776


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