About the book
Human rights matter today more than ever. There is a need to understand what is meant by human rights at local level and in a global context. Human rights are moral principles or norms which provide an understanding of human behaviour, principles and practices which are protected as legal rights in municipal and international law. They are understood to apply to all human beings regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, location or status.
They are a universal code of rights and require a respect of the human rights for all by all. The doctrine of human rights has been extremely influential within international law at universal level. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Do we need to understand what human rights means today post World War II? This is especially in light of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and in light of the changing demographics across the world.
This book evaluates the movements and trends which highlight the need to be more aware than ever of the egalitarian rights of all people across the world in achieving a just society for all.