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By Francesca Klug

ISBN-10: 0415423732

ISBN-13: 9780415423731

ISBN-10: 0415423740

ISBN-13: 9780415423748

The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to face for the rule of thumb of legislation, curbs on government strength and the liberty to take pleasure in uncomplicated liberties. while the common statement of Human Rights used to be followed via the United countries in 1948, it used to be heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. but within the 12 months within which this medieval Charter’s 800th anniversary is extensively celebrated, the way forward for the UK’s dedication to foreign human rights criteria is unsure.

Are ‘universal values’ commendable as a benchmark wherein to pass judgement on the remainder of the realm, 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 express what's either targeted 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 safeguard within the united kingdom could be understood.

This e-book should be of curiosity to scholars of British Politics, legislation, Human Rights and overseas Relations.

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