Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Human Rights in International Law

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Throughout history, international law has been viewed as an abstract system that governed a set of universally accepted customs and principles. During the twentieth century, international law took on a new and expansive role as human rights treaties, legislation, and adjudication became a focal point of the international legal realm. Following World War II, numerous international human rights covenants were established, highlighting the necessity to protect human dignity worldwide and promoting interreligious dialogue and multicultural exchange. This resource page features some of the most prominent and essential international human rights agreements and covenants established by the international community.


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