The topical and thought-provoking articles in this volume have been contributed by leading authorities and discuss some of the key issues currently facing the human rights community. Many were originally circulated by the CCJO as its contribution to the vigorous debate at the World Conference Against Racism. The issues discussed include, among others, human rights and the Security Council, slavery, racism on the internet, and religion and human rights. The Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations (CCJO) was founded in 1946 by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Rene Cassin, who was also its president for many years. As an NGO in consultative status with the United Nations, it has played an active role in the growth of international human rights, both by participating in UN activities, and by lending its weight to human rights campaigns worldwide. For more information see the website www.ccjo.org.
Preface by Clemens Nathan;
Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination—Humanity’s Need for a New Ethical Code of Conduct by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal;
The Security Council and the Protection of Human Rights by Bertrand G. Ramcharan;
The Future Shape of Europe by Robert Badinter;
Slavery as Piracy—The Legal Case for Reparations for Slavery by Geraldine Van Bueren;
Judaism as a Source of Human Rights by Asher Maoz;
Perceptions of the Other—Lessons from Jewish-Christian Dialogue by Edward Kessler;
Racism and Xenophobia in Virtual Russia by Stella Rock;
Unease in the Global Village: German-language Racism on the Internet by Rebekah Webb;
The European Race Directive: A Bridge so Far? by Fernne Brennan;
The Drafting of the Articles on the Middle East and Antisemitism at the Durban Conference Against Racism by Raphael Walden.