In December 2023, The Review of Faith & International Affairs published an issue in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The issue explores the foundations and founding figures of the UDHR, focusing on the unique perspectives and convictions UDHR drafters and other contributors brought to the drafting process. The special issue resulted from a July 2023 workshop sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Christ Church, University of Oxford.
This blog series focuses on some of the relatively unexplored UDHR drafters and contexts, shedding light on the moral and philosophical foundations, personal stories, conceptual debates, political concerns, and geopolitical clashes behind the development of the international bill of rights.
Posts in the series: