René Cassin and Human Rights: From the Great War to the Universal Declaration (Human Rights in History)

René Cassin and Human Rights: From the Great War to the Universal Declaration (Human Rights in History)

Antoine Prost, Jay Winter


throughout the lifetime of one impressive guy, this biography finds what the time period human rights intended to the lads and girls who persevered global wars, and the way this significant political and highbrow circulate eventually encouraged and enshrined the common announcement of Human Rights. René Cassin used to be a guy of his iteration, dedicated to relocating from warfare to peace via foreign legislation, and whose paintings received him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1968. His existence crossed the entire significant occasions of the 1st seventy years of the 20 th century, and illustrates the hopes, aspirations, disasters and achievements of a complete new release. It exhibits how today's human rights regimes emerged from the 1st global warfare as a pacifist reaction to that disaster and the way, after 1945, human rights grew to become the way to transcend the hazards of absolute nation sovereignty, aiding to create today's ecu venture.

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