Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Charles Malik was the youngest founding member of the UN Human Rights Commission (HRC), which produced the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). While a representative of a small state, Malik's influence is demonstrable in the wording of the Preamble to the UDHR; in the expansion of Article 18, concerning religious freedom; and in Article 16. This article expands upon existing work on the influence of Malik's biography on his contributions to the UDHR. In particular, it is concerned with analyzing the influence of Malik's background on his insistence on the importance of religious liberty as a fundamental human right.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-794X
Print ISSN
0275-0392
Pages
pp. 817-834
Launched on MUSE
2020-11-20
Open Access
No
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