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Human Rights and the End of EmpireBritain and the Genesis of the European Convention$
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A. W Brian Simpson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199267897

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.001.0001

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The Growing Disillusion

The Growing Disillusion

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(p.511) 10 The Growing Disillusion
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Human Rights and the End of Empire
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A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0010

This chapter traces the history of the United Nations negotiations in 1949 and 1950, and the continuing conflicts over the drafting of the covenant, which led the British negotiators to complete disillusion with the process. By this time however Britain had transferred its attention to the European negotiations, and in 1950 the text of the European Convention had been adopted by the Council of Europe.

Keywords:   United Nations, disillusion, drafting of covenant, European Convention, Council of Europe

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