Sixty Years on: The Human Rights Movement Today

University of Maryland Journal of International Law, Vol. 24, p. 47, 2009

9 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2009 Last revised: 6 Feb 2015

Penelope Andrews

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 12, 2009

Abstract

In this short essay I focus on the contemporary human rights movement, and in particular three broad areas of human rights. I provide a descriptive listing or cataloguing, commencing with a short consideration of the definition of what we refer to as the human rights movement. Based on my remarks as part of a panel discussion, I consider the human rights movements in three somewhat distinct categories: first, the structure and proliferation of human rights organizations; second, the seemingly growing human rights culture; and third, human rights violations by nations and private actors.

Keywords: human rights

JEL Classification: K10, K33

Suggested Citation

Andrews, Penelope, Sixty Years on: The Human Rights Movement Today (June 12, 2009). University of Maryland Journal of International Law, Vol. 24, p. 47, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1418738

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