By Francesca Klug
The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to face for the rule of thumb of legislation, curbs on govt strength and the liberty to take pleasure in easy liberties. whilst the common assertion of Human Rights was once followed by way of the United international locations in 1948, it was once heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. but within the yr within which this medieval Charter’s 800th anniversary is extensively celebrated, the way forward for the UK’s dedication to overseas human rights criteria is unsure.
Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark in which to pass judgement on the remainder of the realm, yet unacceptable while utilized ‘at home’? Francesca Klug takes us on a trip via time, exploring such issues as ‘British values,’ ‘natural rights,’ ‘enlightenment values’ and ‘legal rights,’ to exhibit what's either particular and not easy concerning the ethic and perform of common human rights. it is just via this prism, she argues, that the present debate on human rights security within the united kingdom should be understood.
This booklet might be of curiosity to scholars of British Politics, legislation, Human Rights and overseas Relations.
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