Is Universal Really Universal? An Examination of the Catholic Church in the Context of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

43 Pages Posted: 27 May 2010  

David A. Boyer

Florida State University

Date Written: May 10, 2010

Abstract

This Paper traces the history of the Catholic Church with respect to its views on international human rights. The paper examines papal encyclicals and other documents to examine Church policy before analyzing the Church's track record concerning important human rights issues.

Keywords: Catholic Church, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Boyer, David A., Is Universal Really Universal? An Examination of the Catholic Church in the Context of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (May 10, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1604174 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1604174

David A. Boyer (Contact Author)

Florida State University ( email )

Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States

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