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In Defence of Intrinsic Human Rights: Edmund Burke’s Controversial Prosecution of Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal

@inproceedings{Monaghan2011InDO,
  title={In Defence of Intrinsic Human Rights: Edmund Burke’s Controversial Prosecution of Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal},
  author={Chris Monaghan},
  year={2011}
}
For the first time, this article examines the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings from a human rights perspective. Even now, the seven year impeachment trial retains a degree of controversy, particularly as to its merits, and to the motivation of Edmund Burke, the man responsible for holding Hastings to account. The trial resulted in the clash between the reality of Britain‟s colonial expansion for many contemporaries and a defence of the intrinsic human rights of the Company‟s Indian subjects… 
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