The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Commentary

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The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly marked a groundbreaking moment in the field of international law. Not only would it start to move away from its original conception as an exclusively State-centered domain: it would also mark the progressive transformation of international law into a law for humankind. This instrument started a codification and institution-building process that would slowly evolve into a complex framework of treaties, bodies and procedures revolving around the protection of the human being against the actions - or omissions - of the State. This commentary provides a specific analysis and reflection of how each one of the rights enshrined therein have evolved over time.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Nijhoff
Number of pages815
ISBN (Electronic)9789004365148
ISBN (Print)9789004365124
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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