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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.

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