Evolution of human rights: Track 5

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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 OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 15 minutes
  • Updated Tuesday 8th October 2013

Track 5: The Helsinki Declaration of human rights

In 1975 all the states in Europe signed the Helsinki Declaration



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