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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent
     

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812217476
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Meet the Author

Johannes Morsink is Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at Drew University. He is the author of Aristotle on the Generation of Animals.

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