Reclaiming and rebuilding the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  title={Reclaiming and rebuilding the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights},
  author={Susan E. Waltz},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={437 - 448}
  • S. Waltz
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Third World Quarterly
The political history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is not well known and obscurity has fostered a number of assumptions that require inspection. Recent scholarship challenges the notion that the UDHR was uniquely sponsored and promoted by the Western powers, and indeed raises questions about great power support for efforts to craft international human rights standards. This article explores four political myths about the Universal Declaration, each of which contains a… Expand
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