By Francesca Klug
The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to face for the rule of thumb of legislation, curbs on government energy and the liberty to take pleasure in uncomplicated liberties. while the common statement of Human Rights used to be followed through the United countries in 1948, it was once heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. but within the yr during which this medieval Charter’s 800th anniversary is broadly celebrated, the way forward for the UK’s dedication to foreign human rights criteria is unsure.
Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark during which to pass judgement on the remainder of the area, yet unacceptable whilst 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 show what's either targeted and tough 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 security within the united kingdom could be understood.
This booklet could be of curiosity to scholars of British Politics, legislations, Human Rights and overseas Relations.
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