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A Generation of Human Rights: Looking Back to the Future

  title={A Generation of Human Rights: Looking Back to the Future},
  author={Rosalie Silberman Abella},
  journal={Osgoode Hall Law Journal},
  • R. Abella
  • Published 1998
  • Law
  • Osgoode Hall Law Journal
The author traces the development of human rights in North America since the Second World War, and examines the socio-political environment in which these developments took place. In examining what appears to be an existing backlash against the earlier vigorous pursuit of rights for disadvantaged groups, the author distinguishes between civil liberties and human rights, and focuses on how a preoccupation with civil liberties is impeding the ability to promote human rights. She concludes by… 
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