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NCJ Number: 119621 Find in a Library
Title: United Nations Law as a Strategic Weapon (From Crime and its Victims: International Research and Public Policy Issues, P 227-238, 1989, Emilio C. Viano, ed. -- See NCJ-119600)
Author(s): S W Johnston
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
Bristol, PA 19007
Sale Source: Hemisphere Publishing Corp
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Suite 101
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United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The United Nations (UN) Declaration on Victims (1985) enjoins remedies for abuse of power, such as government contempt for UN law, failure to teach about the UN, and confinement to nationality.
Abstract: There is a political side to victimization, namely, giving one's loyalty to the losing dogma of national sovereignty, to a government which is soft on the rule of law and pursues peace and prosperity through eccentric isolation. People have a right to peace under law; the realization of that right depends on individuals accepting that they are world citizens and that national affections are incidental and, when exclusive of the larger self, puerile and victimogenic. Whether or not there is an enforceable juridical right to peace under law, there is at least a right to bigot-free education concerning peace under UN law. A full education is one based on the world community and world State that detribalizes people and acculturates them to the world view alongside local peculiarities. Citizenship is the legal link between an individual and a State under which the individual receives certain rights and protections in return for allegiance and duties. There is no world citizenship without world government. Bibliography
Main Term(s): United Nations standards
Index Term(s): Human rights; International cooperation; International law
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