By Francesca Klug
The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to face for the rule of thumb of legislation, curbs on govt strength and the liberty to take pleasure in simple liberties. while the common announcement of Human Rights was once followed via the United countries in 1948, it used to be heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. but within the yr within which this medieval Charter’s 800th anniversary is broadly celebrated, the way forward for the UK’s dedication to overseas human rights criteria is unsure.
Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark during which to pass judgement on the remainder of the realm, yet unacceptable whilst utilized ‘at home’? Francesca Klug takes us on a trip via time, exploring such issues as ‘British values,’ ‘natural rights,’ ‘enlightenment values’ and ‘legal rights,’ to exhibit what's either distinct and tough in regards to the ethic and perform of common human rights. it's only via this prism, she argues, that the present debate on human rights defense within the united kingdom will be understood.
This ebook should be of curiosity to scholars of British Politics, legislations, Human Rights and overseas Relations.
Read Online or Download A Magna Carta for all Humanity: Homing in on Human Rights PDF
Best civil rights & liberties books
Non secular girls in liberal democracies are "dual electorate" as a result of their contrasting prestige as individuals of either a civic neighborhood (in which their gender has no influence on their constitutional warrantly of equivalent rights) and a standard non secular group (which distributes roles and gear in response to gender).
The eleven-year civil warfare in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002was incomprehensibly brutal—it is expected that 1/2 allfemale refugees have been raped and plenty of millions have been killed. whereas the exposure surrounding sexual violence helped tocreate a normal photograph of ladies and ladies as sufferers of theconflict, there was little attempt to appreciate woman soldiers’involvement in, and adventure of, the clash.
"Revolutionary love, innovative reminiscence and innovative research are at paintings in each web page written through Mumia Abu-Jamal His writings are a warning sign. he's a voice from our prophetic culture, chatting with us right here, now, lovingly, urgently. Black guy, old-school jazz guy, freedom fighter, revolutionaryhis presence, his voice, his phrases are the writing at the wall.
In Nursing Civil Rights, Charissa J. hazard investigates the parallel battles opposed to occupational segregation via African American girls and white males within the U. S. Army. As danger unearths, either teams considered their conditions with the military Nurse Corps as a civil rights topic. each one performed separate integration campaigns to finish the discrimination they suffered.
Additional info for A Magna Carta for all Humanity: Homing in on Human Rights