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By Hersch Lauterpacht

An foreign invoice of the Rights of Man, first released in 1945, is without doubt one of the seminal works on foreign human rights legislation. Its writer, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, is extensively thought of to be one of many nice foreign attorneys of the 20 th century. It maintains to persuade these learning and dealing in overseas human rights legislation at the present time. It contains Professor Lauterpacht's examine of usual legislation and typical correct; and Professor Lauterpacht's personal draft invoice of Human Rights.

This republication once more makes this publication on hand to students and scholars within the box. It encompasses a new creation by way of Professor Philippe Sands, quality controls, interpreting the area within which An foreign invoice of the Rights of Man used to be initially released and the lasting legacy of this vintage paintings.

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Lauterpacht Cambridge, Eng. October, 1944 This page intentionally left blank Part I The Law of Nature, The Law of Nations, and The Rights of Man This page intentionally left blank chapter i INTRODUCTION The international recognition and protection of the rights of man is, in strict juridical logic, independent of any doctrine of natural law and natural rights. In fact, it might be argued—and it has actually been maintained—that the main reason for the significant and revolutionary innovation implied in an International Bill of the Rights of Man is the realization of the utter inadequacy of the notion of natural rights to protect effectively the rights of man.

De legibus i. 1. 2. The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity i. 10. 4; i. 10. 5; viii. 2. 13. 14 See Lord Acton, History of Freedom, p. 50, and Lectures on Modern History (ed. J. N. Figgis and R. V. Laurence), p. 105. 15 From the Second Agreement of the People (1648), Puritanism and Liberty; Being the Army Debates (1647–9) from the Clarke Manuscripts (edited by A. S. P. Woodhouse, London, 1938), p. 361. 13 22 The Idea of Natural Rights tion truly revolutionary in character which excluded matters of religion from the purview of the legislature.

Figgis and R. V. Laurence), p. 105. 15 From the Second Agreement of the People (1648), Puritanism and Liberty; Being the Army Debates (1647–9) from the Clarke Manuscripts (edited by A. S. P. Woodhouse, London, 1938), p. 361. 13 22 The Idea of Natural Rights tion truly revolutionary in character which excluded matters of religion from the purview of the legislature. The second factor that helped to keep alive and to instill fresh vigour into the idea of natural rights was the theory of the social contract, which arose in the Middle Ages and remained predominant up to the commencement of the eighteenth century.

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