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Indivisible human rights : a history

Author: Daniel J Whelan
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
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Human rights activists frequently claim that human rights are indivisible, and the United Nations has declared the indivisibility, interdependency, and interrelatedness of these rights to be beyond dispute. Yet in practice a significant divide remains between the two grand categories of human rights: civil and political rights, on the one hand, and economic, social, and cultural rights on the other. To date, few  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whelan, Daniel J.
Indivisible human rights.
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009049136
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Whelan
ISBN: 9780812205404 0812205405 1283897393 9781283897396
OCLC Number: 793341714
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents: Indivisible, interdependent, and interrelated human rights --
Antecedents of the Universal Declaration --
International guarantees and state responsibility before the Universal Declaration --
From declaration to covenant --
Including economic, social, and cultural rights --
Division of the covenant --
Indivisibility as postcolonial revisionism: 1952-1968 --
Indivisibility as economic justice: 1968-1986 --
Indivisibility as restoration: 1986-2009 --
Indivisible human rights: past and future --
Appendix: Covenants on human rights: drafting procedures and timeline.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Whelan.


Daniel Whelan illustrates how the rhetoric of indivisibility has frequently been used to further political ends that have little to do with protecting the rights of the individual. Drawing on scores  Read more...


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