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LAW, RELIGION, AND HUMAN RIGHTS: SKEPTICAL RESPONSES IN THE EARLY TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

  • David Little (a1)
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Disputes over the nature, basis, and enforceability of human rights go back to early 1947, when the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) first began. Nor were the disputes limited to the drafting process. Intense arguments emerged among social scientists, philosophers, religious leaders, legal thinkers, and public figures around the world over the very idea of human rights, namely, the notion that human beings possess legally enforceable entitlements to certain protections and opportunities simply because of their common humanity.

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Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah , “In Defense of Religious Freedom: New Critics of a Beleaguered Human Right,” Journal of Law and Religion 31, no. 3 (2016) (this issue)

Johannes Morsink , The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999)

David Little , “Critical Reflections on The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History by Samuel Moyn,” in Essays on Religion and Human Rights: Ground to Stand On (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Charles R. Beitz , “Human Dignity in the Theory of Human Rights: Nothing but a Phrase?,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 41, no. 3 (2013): 259–90

Alexander Cooley , “Authoritarianism Goes Global,” Journal of Democracy 26, no. 3 (2015): 4963

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  • EISSN: 2163-3088
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