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UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS: A GENERATIONAL HISTORY
2006 Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law (2006)
  • Eric A. Engle
Abstract
The article outlines the generational theory of human rights evolving from first generation procedural individual freedoms from through second generation collective rights to into third generational aspirational goals. That model is generally true but womens rights and rights of non-white persons do not perfectly fit into that model being approximately one or even two generations delayed.
Keywords
  • First generation,
  • second generation,
  • third generation,
  • human rights,
  • freedoms from,
  • rights to,
  • claims,
  • rights discourse,
  • legal history,
  • legal theory,
  • philosophy of law,
  • jurisprudence
Disciplines
Publication Date
Spring 2006
Publisher Statement
Originally published in Vera Lex and Golden Gate Law Reviews; (c) Eric Engle
Citation Information
Eric A. Engle. "UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS: A GENERATIONAL HISTORY" 2006 Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law Vol. 12 Ann. Surv. Int'l & Comp. L. 219 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_engle/7/