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By Francesca Klug
The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to face for the rule of thumb of legislation, curbs on govt energy and the liberty to get pleasure from uncomplicated liberties. whilst the common announcement of Human Rights was once followed by means of the United international locations in 1948, it was once heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. but within the 12 months within which this medieval Charter’s 800th anniversary is greatly celebrated, the way forward for the UK’s dedication to overseas human rights criteria is unsure.
Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark through which to pass judgement on the remainder of the realm, yet unacceptable while utilized ‘at home’? Francesca Klug takes us on a trip via time, exploring such themes as ‘British values,’ ‘natural rights,’ ‘enlightenment values’ and ‘legal rights,’ to express what's either unique and tough concerning the ethic and perform of common human rights. it is just via this prism, she argues, that the present debate on human rights security within the united kingdom should be understood.
This e-book should be of curiosity to scholars of British Politics, legislations, Human Rights and overseas Relations.
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A Magna Carta for all Humanity: Homing in on Human Rights by Francesca Klug