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Three Generations of Human Rights

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Transcript of Three Generations of Human Rights

Three Generations of Human Rights
Division of Human Rights in 3 Dimensions
The division of human rights into three generations was initially proposed in
1979
by the Czech jurist
Karel Vasak
at the
International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg
.
French Revolution
His divisions follow the three watchwords of
the French Revolution:
Liberty
,
Equality
,
Fraternity
.
by Timothy Rowies
Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education (TOTHRE) 2013-14, Unit 2
Civil and Political
Voting
Onwership
Speech
Religion
First Generation
Liberty
Magna Carta (1215)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Articles 3-21
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
Economic, Social and Cultural
Education
Housing
Employment
Second Generation
Equality
(after World War II)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
Articles 22-27
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Culture Rights
Collective
Environment
Self-determining
Resources
Third Generation
Fraternity
Expressed in many progessive documents of international law including :
Stockholm Declaration of the United Nation Conference on the Human Environment (1972)
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (1992)
and other pieces of generally aspirational "
soft law
"
The 3rd generation of HR remains
largely unofficial...for now
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