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Human Rights, International

  • By: Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

With the founding of the United Nations, the incorporation of human rights into international law received a crucial impetus. After a frightful period in which an ideology of dehumanization of whole peoples led to a world war with subsequent mass destruction ...

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