The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights : The Travaux Preparatoires

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A collection of United Nations documents associated with the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these volumes facilitate research into the scope of, meaning of and intent behind the instrument's provisions. It permits an examination of the various drafts of what became the thirty articles of the Declaration, including one of the earliest documents - a compilation of human rights provisions from national constitutions, organised thematically. The documents are organised chronologically and thorough thematic indexing facilitates research into the origins of specific rights and norms. It is also annotated in order to provide information relating to names, places, events and concepts that might have been familiar in the late 1940s but are today more obscure.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139603450
  • 9781139603454

Table of contents

Introduction; The travaux preparatoires; Table of provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.show more

About William A. Schabas

William A. Schabas is Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London. He also holds appointments at Leiden University and the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he is chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and an honorary professorship at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.show more