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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.

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

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Published date: June 2010

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Local EPrints ID: 176615
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176615
ISBN: 9780199560257
PURE UUID: 5cd6c2d3-c465-4b28-9fbd-b998f539df82

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2011 11:13
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:07

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Author: Ed Bates
Editor: Daniel Moeckli
Editor: Sangeeta Shah
Editor: Sandesh Sivakumaran
Editor: David Harris

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