International Journal of Law


International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2021)

The origin and development of international legal regime protecting human rights: Analysis


Arjoo Tailor, Abhijit More

Human rights are rights inherited by an individual just because he is human regardless of his nationality, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other criteria. The contemporary use of the term Human rights as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 is of course a revival of the eighteenth-century concept of the “Rights of Man”. Many people regard the development of human rights law as one of the greatest accomplishments of the twentieth century. As to the protection of the rights and freedoms of the individual at the international level, work began in the nineteenth century to outlaw slavery and to improve the situation of the sick and wounded in times of war. This research paper will discuss all such attempts made to evolve the concept of Human Rights in the World. The research paper will further analyze the contribution of International institutions and Legal instruments that helped mankind in defining and specifying the concept of Human rights to the world.
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