Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights Edited by Pamela Slotte and Miia Halme-Tuomisaari Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: September 2015 ISBN: 9781107107649 Link to publisher’s page Did the history of human rights begin decades, centuries or even millennia ago? What constitutes this history? And what can we really learn from ‘the textbook narrative’ … More Revisting the Origins of Human Rights
This is a phenomenally impersonal and detached forum for addressing what really are issues of life and death for millions of people…. The meeting itself reinforced this detachment, with its ungodly amount of minutiae and complete absence of any emotion whatsoever. This is unabashedly, and unmistakably, an insider’s club.
The archives of the UN offer a vast amount of information for anyone interested in the history of human rights. Many documents have been digitalized and original draft resolutions, comments and correspondence between countries can be read in PDF format.
In UN treaty body proceedings members of the bodies regularly mention – after they are done with elaborate rounds of welcomes, thank yous and appreciations toward the state presenting its periodic report – that whereas they have been happy to receive statistical information and specific figures in the report they ultimately wish to achieve … More From ‘REAL’ Reality to ‘UN’ Reality (Part 2/5)
One extraordinary new release relating to the history of human rights is Jensen’s The Making of International Human Rights- The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values. Here a sneakpeak of what the volume has to offer to its readers interested in the subject.
Arriving at the UN (part 1/5) This is finally it! I unlock my bike, hop on and start making my way down the hill in the direction of the lake. Shivering slightly from the damp morning air, I pass the Cornavin station, and make sure that I am not caught in the tram tracks going … More Arriving at the UN (part 1/5)
The book series Human Rights in History has been assembled by the Cambridge University Press to explore the backgrounds of today’s human rights and humanitarianism.
The ICESCR forms together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on civil and Political Rights, the cornerstone of international human rights legislation. The International covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights covers the following areas: Principle of progressive realisation Rights to social security Right to family life Right to adequate … More International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The ICCPR forms together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, the cornerstone of international human rights legislation. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights covers amongst others the following areas: right to life freedom of religion freedom of speech freedom of assembly … More International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
To celebrate the 50 year path of human rights, Oxford University Press offers some free journal articles on the subject. The collection shows the hot topics now after 50 years from ratifying the most important human rights conventions under public international law.