The U.S. Constitution and the Global Trade of Human Rights

2 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2011

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JoAnne Sweeny

University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: September 27, 2011

Abstract

This short paper briefly was originally created for Constitution Day 2011. The paper describes the impact the U.S. Bill of Rights has had on other human rights instruments and how other nations and international human rights instruments have moved beyond the socio-political rights found in the Bill of Rights to include environmental and economic rights. The paper concludes by noting that the U.S. seems mostly unwilling to look beyond its borders to determine what "rights" means and how doing so could benefit U.S. citizens.

Keywords: Constitution, Human Rights, Bill of Rights

Suggested Citation

Sweeny, JoAnne, The U.S. Constitution and the Global Trade of Human Rights (September 27, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1934381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1934381

JoAnne Sweeny (Contact Author)

University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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