The Declaration of Human Rights in Postmodernity

@article{Lindgren2000TheDO,
  title={The Declaration of Human Rights in Postmodernity},
  author={J. Lindgren},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2000},
  volume={22},
  pages={478-500}
}
  • J. Lindgren
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Human Rights Quarterly
For more than half a century, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948, has played an extraordinary role in the history of mankind.' It codified the hopes of the oppressed, supplying authoritative language to the semantics of their claims. It offered a legislative basis to the political struggles for liberty and led national constitutions to transform the notion of citizens' rights into positive law. It subverted the rules of the Westphalian system of… Expand
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