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Postwar Reconciliation, Colonialism, and Cold War Human Rights

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter highlights the role of imperial and international politics in the origins of the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights. The coupling of European integration with ... More


Neoliberal Human Rights in Postwar Britain

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the free-market conservative origins of the European Convention on Human Rights. In the late 1940s, Winston Churchill and David Maxwell Fyfe, both politicians on the ... More


European instruments on human and minority rights

Patrick Thornberry

in Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719037931
eISBN:
9781781700617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Emanating principally from the Council of Europe, key European instruments have considerable potential to advance human rights strategies of indigenous groups. The Council of Europe's statutory ... More


Introduction

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Introduction frames the central arguments of the book in relation to present-day controversies over the European human rights system, as well as existing historical scholarship on its origins. ... More


Churchill, Human Rights, and the European Project

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter revisits Winston Churchill’s efforts on behalf of European unity in light of his human rights politics and views on international law. It traces the cultural, intellectual, and political ... More


Catholic Human Rights in Postwar France

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the motives for which French Christian democrats in the Popular Republican Movement (MRP) were at the forefront of the campaign for a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). ... More


Rethinking the ECHR’s Original Intent

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers possible objections to the book’s central arguments regarding the origins of the European Convention on Human Rights. It stresses the need to account for transnational ... More


Neomedieval Human Rights in the Shadow of Vichy

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter locates the origins of the European Court of Human Rights in the neomedieval social doctrines espoused by conservative Catholics in mid-twentieth-century France. The individuals most ... More


The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Marco Duranti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This study radically reinterprets the origins of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), arguing that conservatives conceived of the treaty not only as a means of containing communism and ... More


Human Rights and Conservative Politics

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reviews the neoliberal, neomedieval, and Christian democratic origins of the European human rights system. The origins of European human rights law offer a lens through which to arrive ... More


Revolution and Restoration in the History of Human Rights

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the question of continuity and change in the history of human rights, while contrasting postwar developments within the Council of Europe with those at the United Nations. In ... More


The Ethical Foundations of European Integration

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter compares the technocratic and romantic dimensions of the postwar European project. At the end of the Second World War, the ceding of sovereignty to a new European organization of states ... More


Conclusion

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Conclusion considers the vices and virtues of the protagonists of this book, as well as the merits of the conservative human rights revolution as a whole. Conservatives correctly identified the ... More


Epilogue: A European Union Without Qualities

Marco Duranti

in The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199811380
eISBN:
9780190638689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811380.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This coda discusses the implications of the book’s findings for the current political crisis besetting the European Union, drawing contrasts between Winston Churchill’s vision of European unity in ... More


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