The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

NYU Global Institute of Advanced Studies

Published On

2016-04-18

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-218-9
Hardback978-1-78374-219-6
PDF978-1-78374-220-2
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Language

  • English

Print Length

144 pages (x + 134)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 8 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.31" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 10 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.38" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback476g (16.79oz)
Hardback849g (29.95oz)

OCLC Number

1001700320

LCCN

2019452717

BIC

  • JPA
  • JPV

BISAC

  • POL000000
  • POL035010
  • POL035000

LCC

  • K3238.31948

Keywords

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Global Citizenship Commission
  • Gordon Brown
  • NYU
  • Global Institute for Advanced Study
  • global citizenship
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

A Living Document in a Changing World

  • Gordon Brown (editor)
The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and stirring words of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result – this volume – offers a 21st-century commentary on the original document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of a global community?
Since 1948, the Declaration has stood as a beacon and a standard for a better world. Yet the work of making its ideals real is far from over. Hideous and systemic human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate around the world. Too many people, particularly those in power, are hostile to human rights or indifferent to their claims. Meanwhile, our global interdependence deepens.
Bringing together world leaders and thinkers in the fields of politics, ethics, and philosophy, the Commission set out to develop a common understanding of the meaning of global citizenship – one that arises from basic human rights and empowers every individual in the world. This landmark report affirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to renew the 1948 enterprise, and the very ideal of the human family, for our day and generation.

Additional Resources

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The Global Citizenship Commission at the United Nations with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Courtesy UN Photos)


[document] Appendix D: Human Rights Education. Advancing Transformative Human Rights Education

Advancing Transformative Human Rights Education is an additional report written for the Global Citizenship Commission by a working group at the Center on Global Justice (University of California, San Diego).

[document] Appendix E: Human Rights Implementation. Article 4: The Anti-Slavery Provision

These case studies on the implementation of key provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were prepared for the GCC by the Center on Global Justice and by Dr. Dimitrina Petrova, founding Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust.

[document] Appendix E: Human Rights Implementation. Article 5: The Anti-Torture Provision

These case studies on the implementation of key provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were prepared for the GCC by the Center on Global Justice and by Dr. Dimitrina Petrova, founding Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust.

[document] Appendix E: Human Rights Implementation. Article 7: The Equality and Non-Discrimination Provision

These case studies on the implementation of key provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were prepared for the GCC by the Center on Global Justice and by Dr. Dimitrina Petrova, founding Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust.

[document] Appendix E: Human Rights Implementation. Articles 19 The Free Expression Provision and Article 20: The Peaceful Assembly and Free Association Provision

These case studies on the implementation of key provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were prepared for the GCC by the Center on Global Justice and by Dr. Dimitrina Petrova, founding Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust.

[document] Appendix E: Human Rights Implementation. Article 26: The Education Provision

These case studies on the implementation of key provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were prepared for the GCC by the Center on Global Justice and by Dr. Dimitrina Petrova, founding Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust.

Contents

Introduction

(pp. 1–6)
  • Gordon Brown
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.01

Preface

(pp. 7–8)
  • Paul Boghossian
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.02

Acknowledgments

(pp. 9–12)
    https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.03

    Executive Summary

    (pp. 13–24)
      https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.04

      Preamble

      (pp. 25–28)
        https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.05

        1. The Long and Influential Life of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

        (pp. 29–38)
          https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.06

          2. The Evolving Understanding of Rights

          (pp. 39–56)
            https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.07

            3. Limitations and Derogations

            (pp. 57–62)
              https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.08

              4. Social and Economic Rights

              (pp. 63–70)
                https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.09

                5. Responsibility for Human Rights

                (pp. 71–80)
                  https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.10

                  6. Implementation of Human Rights

                  (pp. 81–104)
                    https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.11

                    7. Human Rights and a Global Ethic

                    (pp. 105–108)
                      https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0091.12