Human rights

M. J. Grant*

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, is the most important reference document. Moreover, human rights in the present day while still heavily influenced by the Western and literate bias of international law are also informed by other types of normative framework and by common ideas found in the moral, legal, and ethical codes of many societies. Although some declarations and conventions relating to children's rights and workers rights existed before the Second World War, the key moment is the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Refugee Convention also stipulates that refugees must also be able to exercise their basic human rights in their country of asylum: this includes, for example, economic and social rights such as the rights to work, housing, public relief, and education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Music and Migration
Subtitle of host publicationTheories and Methodologies
EditorsWolfgang Gratzer, Nils Grosch, Ulrike Präger, Susanne Scheiblhofer
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781000954951
ISBN (Print)9781032313726
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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