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The evolution of international human rights : visions seen

Author: Paul Gordon Lauren
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Using the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, the author explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of traditional structures of authority, gender  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gordon Lauren
ISBN: 081221854X 9780812218541
OCLC Number: 51923444
Description: xi, 397 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: My brother's and sister's keeper : visions and the birth of human rights --
To protect humanity and defend justice : early international efforts --
Entering the twentieth century : world visions, war, and revolutions --
Opportunities and challenges : visions and rights between the wars --
A "people's war" : the crusade of World War II --
A "people's peace" : peace and a charter with human rights --
Proclaiming a vision : the Universal Declaration of Human Rights --
Transforming visions into reality : the first fifty years of the Universal Declaration --
The continuing evolution --
Toward the future.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Paul Gordon Lauren.
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Praise for the first edition: "A beautifully written and meticulously researched history of the idea of human rights."-American Journal of International Law "It is difficult to imagine a finer gift Read more...

 
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