The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the Travaux Préparatoires

Schabas, William A. ORCID logoORCID:, ed. (2013) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the Travaux Préparatoires. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107015500. [Book]


A collection of United Nations documents associated with the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these volumes facilitate research into the scope of, meaning of and intent behind the instrument's provisions. It permits an examination of the various drafts of what became the thirty articles of the Declaration, including one of the earliest documents – a compilation of human rights provisions from national constitutions, organised thematically. The documents are organised chronologically and thorough thematic indexing facilitates research into the origins of specific rights and norms. It is also annotated in order to provide information relating to names, places, events and concepts that might have been familiar in the late 1940s but are today more obscure.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 3 Volume Set
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 12444
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Depositing User: William Schabas
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 05:26
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29

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