The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent

  title={The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent},
  author={Johannes Morsink},
  journal={American Journal of Legal History},
  • J. Morsink
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • Political Science
  • American Journal of Legal History
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