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date: 24 July 2017

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This article examines the international human rights lawmaking process. It analyses the sources and methods for the creation of norms and the transition from declarations and treaties to customary international law. It describes the drafting process for human rights declarations and conventions and offers a number of suggestions on how to improve human rights law-making. These include adopting a greater preventive role in the future and leaving the law-making process in the hands of members of the human rights movement.

Keywords: human rights law, law-making process, human rights declarations, human rights conventions, treaties, international law, human rights movement

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