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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights : origins, drafting, and intent

Author: Johannes Morsink
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, has become the moral backbone of more than two hundred human rights instruments that are now a part of our world. The document has been a source of hope and inspiration to thousands of groups and millions of oppressed individuals." "Johannes Morsink offers a behind-the-scenes account of the Declaration's origins and development. He reports on the detailed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morsink, Johannes.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Morsink
ISBN: 081223474X 9780812234749 0812217470 9780812217476 9780812241624 0812241622
OCLC Number: 39739751
Awards: Winner of Winner of the the Certificate of Merit for 2000 from the American Society of International Law.
Description: xiv, 378 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: The drafting process explained --
World War II as catalyst --
Colonies, minorities, and women's rights --
Privacy and different kinds of property --
The Socialist shape of work-related rights --
Social security, education, and culture --
Duties and communities --
Article 1, the preamble, and the Enlightenment.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Johannes Morsink.


Morsink asserts that all people have human rights simply by virtue of being born into the human family and that we can know these rights without the aid of experts. He shows how the 1948 Universal  Read more...


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