From Conquest to Constitutions: Retrieving a Latin American Tradition of the Idea of Human Rights

@article{WrightCarozza2003FromCT,
  title={From Conquest to Constitutions: Retrieving a Latin American Tradition of the Idea of Human Rights},
  author={Paolo Wright-Carozza},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={25},
  pages={281 - 313}
}
  • Paolo Wright-Carozza
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Human Rights Quarterly
  • The article explores the historical roots of the Latin American region's strong commitment to the idea of universal human rights, focusing on four key intellectual moments: the ethical response to the Spanish conquest; the rights ideology of the continent's liberal republican revolutions; the articulation of social and economic rights in the Mexican Constitution of 1917; and the Latin American contributions to the genesis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Constructing a narrative… CONTINUE READING
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