UNESCO Contributions

Sorbonne, Latin Quarter

University of Paris

UDHR Contributions

The following contributors to the drafting sessions of the UDHR were invited by UNESCO in 1947 to submit relfections on the state of the world, and the possibility of a new Bill of Rights for the human race.  The responsed of these contributors illustrates the complex and, at times, problematic notion of a universal Bill of Rights that could be adopted by various nations of divergent and opposing ideologies.

ALDOUS HUXLEY

"The Rights of Man and the Facts of the Human Situation"

F.S.C. NORTHROP

"Towards a Bill of Rights for the United Nations"

JEAN HAESAERT

"Reflections on Some Declarations of the Rights of Man"

MAHATMA GANDHI

Gandhi's brief and insightful letter to Julian Huxley

BENEDETTO CROCE

"The Future of Liberalism" (translated from the Italian)

KEY QUESTIONS

Questions put to the 

Delegates & Scholars

CHUNG-SHU LO

"Human Rights in the Chinese Tradition": A Confucian Approach

HUMAYUN KABIR

"Human Rights & the

Islamic Tradition"

DELEGATE STATISTICS

Statistics and data for First Session of UNESCO 1946

List of Contributions to the UNESCO symposium (1947)

we're currently working on:

Introduction

Jacques Maritain

Philosopher, French Ambassador to the Holy See

 

Letter to the Director-General of UNESCO

Mahatma Gandhi

 

The Rights of Man

Edward H. Carr

Author & Professor of International Politics, University College of Wales

 

A Fragment of Thought Concerning the Nature and Fulfillment of Human Rights

Arnold J. Lien

Professor, Washington University (St Louis)

 

Human Rights in the World Today

Luc Somerhausen

Director of the Secretariat of the Senate, Brussels

 

The Philosophic Bases and Material Circumstances of the Rights of Man

Richard P. McKeon

Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy & Greek,

University of Chicago

 

Material Security and Spiritual Liberty

Don Salvador de Madariaga

Ambassador of Spain to the UK

 

On Human Rights

John Lewis,

Editor of the Modern Quarterly

 

Towards a Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Harold J. Laski

Professor of Political Science,

University of London

 

The Future of Liberalism

Benedetto Croce

Philosopher

 

Reflections on Some Declarations of the Rights of Man

J. Haesaert

Professor, University of Ghent

 

Some Reflections on the Rights of Man

P. Teilhard de Chardin, S.J

 

The Rights of Man in Liberalism, Socialism & Communism

Sergei Hessen

Philosopher & Professor at the University of Lods

 

Relationship Between Different Theories of Human Rights

Quincy Wright

Professor of International Law, University of Chicago

 

Comparison of Soviet & Western Democratic Principles, with Special Reference to Human Rights

John Somerville

Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College, NY

 

Reflections on Human Rights

Kurt Riezler

Philosophy Professor, University of Chicago

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