European Human Rights 1919-1950: From Negative to Positive Example? The Prioritisation of 'First Generation' Rights?
The United Nations General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the Council of Europe’s Convention on Human Rights (1950) were contrasting responses to the ‘paradigm shift’ in social and political attitudes induced by the dysfunctional behaviour of the western world’s economic and financial systems, and the attendant social trauma, political extremism, war-mongering and racism of the preceding twenty years. At the core of this attitudinal shift were demands for...[Show more]
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