Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Making Sense of Human Rights: Philosophical Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By James W. Nickel (NHC Fellow, 1978–79)

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987

From the publisher’s description:

This fully revised and extended edition of James Nickel's classic study explains and defends the contemporary conception of human rights. Combining philosophical, legal and political approaches, Nickel explains international human rights law and addresses questions of justification and feasibility. New, revised edition of James Nickel's classic study. Explains and defends the conception of human rights found in the" Universal Declaration of Human Rights" (1948) and subsequent treaties in a clear and lively style. Covers fundamental freedoms, due process rights, social rights, and minority rights. Updated throughout to include developments in law, politics, and theory since the publication of the first edition. New features for this edition include an extensive bibliography and a chapter on human rights and terrorism.

Subjects
Philosophy / Law / Civil Rights / Human Rights / Legal History / Universal Declaration of Human Rights /

Nickel, James W. (NHC Fellow, 1978–79). Making Sense of Human Rights: Philosophical Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.