The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

Johannes Morsink


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Born of a shared revulsion opposed to the horrors of the Holocaust, the common assertion of Human Rights has turn into the only most vital assertion of overseas ethics. It was once encouraged by way of and displays the total scope of President Franklin Roosevelt's well-known 4 freedoms: "the freedom of speech and expression, the liberty of worship, the liberty from wish, and the liberty from fear." Written by way of a UN fee led by way of Eleanor Roosevelt and followed in 1948, the assertion has turn into the ethical spine of greater than 2 hundred human rights tools which are now part of our international. the results of a really overseas negotiating method, the rfile has been a resource of wish and concept to millions of teams and hundreds of thousands of oppressed individuals.

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