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By Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Has there consistently been an inalienable 'right to have rights' as a part of the human situation, as Hannah Arendt famously argued? The contributions to this quantity learn how human rights got here to outline the limits of common morality through the political crises and conflicts of the 20th century. even if human rights are usually seen as a self-evident consequence of this heritage, the essays amassed the following clarify that human rights are a comparatively fresh invention that emerged in contingent and contradictory methods. concentrating on particular situations in their statement or violation prior to now century, this quantity analyzes where of human rights in numerous arenas of worldwide politics, supplying an alternate framework for realizing the political and felony dilemmas that those conflicts offered. In doing so, this quantity captures the cutting-edge in a box that historians have only in the near past began to explore.

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