Human Rights Day

Twilight of Human Rights“I call on States to honour their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950 with the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Eric A. Posner’s new book The Twilight of Human Rights Law explores the problems of compliance with international human rights laws. He offers ideas for a new approach to human rights that moves beyond a network of treaties that are difficult to enforce. You can request the book from the Sohn Library K3240 .P69 2014 at the Circulation Desk.

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