Jensen, Steven L. B., 1973-

The making of international human rights : the 1960s, decolonization, and the reconstruction of global values / Steven L.B. Jensen. - New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016. - xi, 313 p. : ill. - Human rights in history . - Human rights in history. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-300) and index.

Negotiating universality: an introduction -- "Power carries its own conviction": the early rise and fall of human rights, 1945-1960 -- "The problem of freedom" : the United Nations and decolonization, 1960-1961 -- From Jamaica with law: the rekindling of international human rights, 1962-1967 -- The making of a precedent: racial discrimination and international human rights law, 1962-1966 -- "The hymn of hate": the failed convention on elimination of all forms of religious intolerance, 1962-1967 -- "So bitter a year for human rights": 1968 and the UN International Year for Human Rights -- "To cope with the flux of the future": human rights and the Helsinki Final Act, 1962-1975 -- The presence of the disappeared, 1968-1993.

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United Nations. Commission on Human Rights.


Human rights -- History -- 20th century.
Decolonization -- History -- 20th century.

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