Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent - Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (Paperback)
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent - Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (Paperback)
zoom

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

(author)
£32.00
Paperback 396 Pages / Published: 08/05/2000
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999

Born of a shared revulsion against the horrors of the Holocaust, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has become the single most important statement of international ethics. It was inspired by and reflects the full scope of President Franklin Roosevelt's famous four freedoms: "the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear." Written by a UN commission led by Eleanor Roosevelt and adopted in 1948, the Declaration has become the moral backbone of more than two hundred human rights instruments that are now a part of our world. The result of a truly international negotiating process, the document has been a source of hope and inspiration to thousands of groups and millions of oppressed individuals.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217476
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 686 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"No other books takes the reader behind the scenes into the drafting details. . . . [Morsink's] seminal account merits reading by all invested in the Declaration-activist, academic, official, or victim."-Jerome E. Shestack, American Journal of International Law


"A splendid volume . . . fused with political and philosophical insight into the fundamental concepts underlying the Declaration."-American Journal of International Law


"Definitive. Essential reading for everyone interested in human rights."-David P. Forsythe, Choice


"Well-written and abundantly documented, Morsink's book makes a uniquely important contribution to our understanding of this key document. Morsink carefully summarizes the arguments and counter arguments that were set forth, often heatedly and vigorously, by the various protagonists who participated in the discussions that led to the Universal Declaration in its present form."-Alan Gewirth, University of Chicago


"Morsink merges history and philosophy in a way that simultaneously roots the Universal Declaration in a particular time and place and reveals its enduring contemporary significance and value."-Jack Donnelly, Human Rights Quarterly


"The definitive work on the drafting of the twentieth century's most important human rights document."-Philip Alston, European University Institute


"Revealing and useful."-Michael Ignatieff, New York Review of Books

You may also be interested in...

Long Walk To Freedom
Added to basket
Pinochet in Piccadilly
Added to basket
The Zhivago Affair
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
No Easy Walk to Freedom
Added to basket
Crimes Against Humanity
Added to basket
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
March Book One (Oversized Edition)
Added to basket
Development as Freedom
Added to basket
On Liberty
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The New Cold War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Comradely Greetings
Added to basket
You Can't Read This Book
Added to basket
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.