Forging A Global Culture of Human Rights: Origins and Prospects of the International Bill of Rights

@article{Arat2006ForgingAG,
  title={Forging A Global Culture of Human Rights: Origins and Prospects of the International Bill of Rights},
  author={Kabasakal Arat and F. Zehra},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={416-437}
}
Although the concept of human rights has advanced since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations, the universal applicability of its content has been challenged. Employing historicism, this article treats the Universal Declaration and the subsequent international human rights treaties as social constructs that are not theoretically grounded and argues that human rights instruments serve as critics of all prevailing cultures and attempt to curb the… Expand
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