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INTERNATIONAL BILL OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN

Hersch, Laterpacht


Item #: 66294

Pages: x, 230 pp.
Published: OE; Printed for H. Twyford, T. Dring, J. Pla; Reprinted in 2008.

Subjects: HUMAN RIGHTS

This book surveys the written expression of human rightsfrom the time of the Greeks to the present; it argues thelegal and philosophical bases for codifying human rights.Finally, it presents a proposed International Bill of Rightsof Man, article by article. "Lauterpacht's volume is apenetrating study recalling in its philosophical breadth andhistorical learning the classical 17th Century treatises onthe subject. It presents much food for juridical thought,perhaps blazing a pathway from the sterility of 19th Centurypositivism. The volume maintains a tone of optimism andidealism suggesting that creativeness in legal analysis isnot only necessary but also practicable in a world shaken toits foundations...": Quincy Wright, Harvard Law Review58 (1944-1945) 1267-1268. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange,Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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