Tracing the Changes in Human Rights Discourse from the Creation of the United Declaration of Human Rights to the Present
The idea of human rights has been around since long before the United Declaration of Human Rights, with many historians tracing it back to the Hammurabi Code of late-18th Century BCE. Our modern idea of human rights though,- which applies to all human beings regardless of race, class, sex/gender, et cetera - became obviously necessary with the horrors of the Holocaust. Yet even with the recognition of the necessity of human rights standards across the globe, there are still points of contention and debates within the discourse on human rights.
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Human Rights Then and Now: Tracing the Changes in Human Rights Discourse from the Creation of the United Declaration of Human Rights to the Present Allis, Sarah (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2012)This thesis looks at the growth and changes of the idea of human rights from 1945 to the present by examining international human rights organizations and major actors within the field and how they responded to particular ...
Human Rights in United States Foreign Policy: The Cornerstone of International Human Rights Protection Iacobelli, Liana (1991)This project was inspired by my experience as a legislative intern at the Government Affairs office of Amnesty International in Washington D. C. I worked alongside the Chief Legislative Counsel and handled such issues as ...
Human Rights in the Middle East: An Analysis of the Human Rights Policies and Practices of The State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority MacAdam, Sian (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 1997)My decision to write about the Middle East stems from a personal connection to the region as well as a college career devoted to the study of the political and social conditions of the Middle East. For many different ...