Stephen Sedley: Human Rights Acts
30 August 2018
Show More The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics and the Origins of the European Convention by Marco Duranti.
Oxford, 502 pp., £59, February 2017, 978 0 19 981138 0Show More
“... account, drawn from British, French, German, Italian, Dutch and US archives, is that the convention was an individualistic and conservative project, devised outside the offices of governments and the chambers of parliaments and designed to stem the postwar tide of socialism and statism. Through it, he argues, ‘conservatives enshrined human rights as European values in the service of a nostalgic ...”