The recognition and protection of individual human rights under international law has been attained despite determined assertions of state sovereignty. Nevertheless, the inadequacy of international protection of human rights, as evidenced by the record of state practice, underscores the need to continue this struggle. The immediate task is the establishment of more effective protection of human rights precisely in situations in which states invoke national security to restrict these rights.
Methods Of Dealing With Violations Of Human Rights: What Needs To Be Done And Why It Is Not Done,
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