Religious freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights /
Linde Lindkvist, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden.
imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdoms ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
description
xiv, 174 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1107159415 (hardback : alk. paper), 9781107159419 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdoms ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
isbn
1107159415 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781107159419 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Freedom of thought and conscience -- The right to change religion or belief -- In community with others -- Conclusion.
general note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Lunds Universitet, 2014) issued under title: Shrines and souls : the reinvention of religious liberty and the genesis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
abstract
"Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) is widely considered to be the most influential statement on religious freedom in human history. Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides a groundbreaking account of its origins and developments, examining the background, key players, and outcomes of Article 18, and setting it within the broader discourse around international religious freedom in the 1940s. Taking issue with standard accounts that see the text of the Universal Declaration as humanity's joint response to the atrocities of World War II, it shows instead how central features of Article 18 were intimately connected to the political projects and visions of particular actors involved in the start-up of the UN Human Rights program. This will be essential reading for anyone grappling with the historical and contemporary meaning of human rights and religious freedom."--
catalogue key
11299464
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-166) and index.

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