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Human Rights
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In view of the devastations of the Second World War, efforts were multiplied to bring about an international legal codification of human rights in the context of the nascent United Nations. Already at the end of the 18th century, legal equality of the Jews had been brought about through the French Revolution and the human and civil rights promulgated in the American Constitution. The French-Jewish jurist and subsequent Nobel Peace Prize laur…

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Moyn, Samuel, “Human Rights”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0536>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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