By Francesca Klug
The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to face for the guideline of legislations, curbs on govt energy and the liberty to take pleasure in easy liberties. whilst the common statement of Human Rights was once followed by means of the United international locations in 1948, it used to be heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. but within the yr 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 doubtful.
Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark through which to pass judgement on the remainder of the area, yet unacceptable while utilized ‘at home’? Francesca Klug takes us on a trip via time, exploring such subject matters as ‘British values,’ ‘natural rights,’ ‘enlightenment values’ and ‘legal rights,’ to express what's either specified and hard in regards to the ethic and perform of common human rights. it's only via this prism, she argues, that the present debate on human rights safeguard within the united kingdom may be understood.
This booklet could be of curiosity to scholars of British Politics, legislations, Human Rights and overseas Relations.
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