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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Authored by: Susan Muaddi Darraj
  • From the Series: Milestones in Modern World History
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-494-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 341
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

When the United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948, it was hailed as a major advancement for humanity. In the aftermath of the horrors of World War II, the majority of nations around the world worked together for the first time in history to affirm the importance of human life and dignity. This new book details how the Declaration was written through the tireless efforts of the drafting committee and of the Human Rights Commission, composed of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States, René Cassin of France, Charles Malik of Lebanon, P.C. Chang of China, and John Humphrey of Canada. Readers will learn how the essential tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have continued to guide the global human rights movement for more than 60 years.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Susan Muaddi Darraj is associate professor of English at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. She earned her M.A. in English literature from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Her book of short fiction, The Inheritance of Exile, was published in 2007.

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