Bates, Ed (2010) History. In, Moeckli, Daniel , Shah, Sangeeta , Sivakumaran, Sandesh and Harris, David (eds.) International Human Rights Law. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 17-38.


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Tells the ‘story’ of the historical development of the concept of human rights and their status in international law. It is divided into three main sections.
As the human rights story began on the domestic plane, the chapter starts by considering this (section 2). The focus is on the key developments since the seventeenth century, but in particular since the late eighteenth century. Section 3 turns to international law, examining it from the perspective of human rights over the period up to the Second World War. Finally, section 4 focuses on the efforts to create international human rights law in the 1940s, culminating with the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9780199560257 (paperback)
0199560250 (paperback)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Law
ePrint ID: 176615
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June 2010Published
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 11:13
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:33
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176615

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