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Evolution of human rights: Track 1

What are the differences between individual and minority rights? How did the League of Nations and United Nations attempt to address the topic of human rights? Right now, we define human rights as the rights to which all people are inherently entitled to as a result of being a human being. From the creation of the League of Nations in 1920 it’s been accepted that everyone should be protected under a set of natural or legal laws, but how has the definition of these rights changed since they were first conceived? This audio collection examines the role the League of Nations and United Nations played in the implementation of this idea and both the pros and cons of assigning rights to individuals and to groups. This material forms part of the Open University course ‘A327 Europe 1914-1989 War, Peace Modernity’

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 20 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 8th October 2013
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under History
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Track 1: End of the League of Nations

Chris Williams and Stewart Mitchell discuss the end of the league of nations


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 End of the League of Nations    Chris Williams and Stewart Mitchell discuss the end of the league of nations Play now End of the League of Nations
2 Minority rights in the League of Nations    What rights were assigned to minorities? Play now Minority rights in the League of Nations
3 Individual rights in the United Nations    What rights were assigned to individuals? Play now Individual rights in the United Nations
4 The problem with Individual rights    Mark Mazower author of Dark Continent discusses the benefits of collective rights/ highlights potential issues with Individual rights. Play now The problem with Individual rights
5 The Helsinki Declaration of human rights    In 1975 all the states in Europe signed the Helsinki Declaration Play now The Helsinki Declaration of human rights