The contentious history of the International Bill of Human Rights / Christopher N.J. Roberts, University of Minnesota Law School.
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Formatted Contents Note
What are human rights and where do they come from? From war and politics to human rights: The Cold War and colonial recession Protecting state sovereignty from the 'dangers' of human rights Saving empire: the attempt to create (non)-universal human rights A human rights Treaty that permits lynching? The United States' unequivocal ambivalence towards socioeconomic rights.
"Traces conflicts about the definition of human rights and shows how a series of contradictions worked their way into the International Bill of Human Rights"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
K3238.31948 .R63 2015
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