The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Johannes Morsink,

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

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999
Born of a shared revulsion against the horrors of the Holocaust, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has become the single most important statement of international ethics. It was inspired by and reflects the full scope of President Franklin…

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