Universal Human Rights

Universal Human Rights

Origins and Development

eBook - 2007
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James (law, Victoria U.) examines at a broad level the concept of universalistic and "dignitarian" human rights, as expressed in such covenants as the International Bill of Rights, two United Nations documents published in 1966 that delineate civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights for all human beings. He gives an interdisciplinary account of the historical, legal, political, theoretical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights from the beginnings of our understanding of them up to 1939, describes the horrors of World War II and the resulting goal of the then-developing UN to create a universal declaration of human rights, and examines the often clashing concepts and motivations behind the creation of the 1966 covenants. His account of how thought experiments and philosophical abstractions became real if not fully practiced is fascinating. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2007
ISBN: 9781593323066
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 293 pages)


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