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date: 25 September 2017

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This introductory article discusses the theme of this volume which is about international human rights law. This volume explores the historical antecedents for modern human rights law, the importance of human dignity, the process of human rights law-making and the role of various actors, institutions, and procedures in the implementation and compliance of human rights law. It also provides some evaluation of the human rights project and evaluates whether it has made a difference to the lives of people throughout the world.

Keywords: human rights law, historical antecedents, human dignity, law-making process, implementation and compliance

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