TITLE

Reflections on the UDHR

AUTHOR(S)
Glendon, Mary Ann
PUB. DATE
April 1998
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1998, Issue 82, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the drafting process of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1948. Difficulties anticipated on the different understandings of the meaning of the term rights; Influence of World War II legal adviser René Cassin, appointed single author in charge of the drafting process, on the UDHR; Actions taken by Cassin to establish agreement on the content of the articles; Importance of the UDHR in combating human rights violations.
ACCESSION #
17777557

 

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