A Tale of Three Cities: The 1993 Rede Lecture and Related by L. M. Singhvi

By L. M. Singhvi

This publication bargains with modern problems with very important international obstacle on human rights, surroundings and improvement, and faith, and within the textual content of his 1993 Rede Lecture--which varieties the root for the book--the writer offers his personal analytical reviews on present pondering on those concerns. additionally incorporated are declarations from 3 significant meetings: the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and the U.N. international convention on Human Rights in Vienna and the Parliament of World's Religions in Chicago, either in 1993. the writer led delegations to those meetings, and used to be heavily linked to their deliberations.

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All violations of this kind, including in particular murder, systematic rape, sexual slavery, and forced pregnancy, require a particularly effective response. 39. The World Conference on Human Rights urges the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women, both hidden and overt. The United Nations should encourage the goal of universal ratification by all States of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Vienna Declaration Women by the year 2000. Ways and means of addressing the particularly large number of reservations to the Convention should be encouraged.

Special attention should be given to ensure universal respect for, and effective implementation of, the Principles of Medical Ethics relevant to the Role of Health Personnel, particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. 30 Vienna Declaration 59. The World Conference on Human Rights stresses the importance of further concrete action within the framework of the United Nations with the view to providing assistance to victims of torture and ensure more effective remedies for their physical, psychological and social rehabilitation.

This should be the irrevocable, unconditional norm for all areas of life, for families and communities, for races, nations, and religions. Every form of egoism should be rejected: All selfishness, whether individual or collective, whether in the form of class thinking, racism, nationalism, or sexism. We condemn these because they prevent humans from being authentically human. Self-determination and self-realization are thoroughly legitimate so long as they are not separated from human selfresponsibility and global responsibility, that is, from responsibility for fellow humans and for the planet Earth.

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