Steven L. B. Jensen

Steven Jensen is a Researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. He has recently published the book The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization and the Reconstruction of Global Values (Cambridge University Press 2016). He is currently working on a history of economic and social rights after 1945.

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Twenty-five years later, how much do national human rights institutions matter?

June 12, 2018
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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An expanding range of literature examines the effectiveness of national human rights institutions, and 25 years after the Paris Principles, ...

 

Putting to rest the Three Generations Theory of human rights

November 15, 2017
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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The notion of three generations of human rights has endured for 40 years. But it has no solid historical or analytic basis, and it obscures ...

 

The 1967 Convention on Religious Intolerance—the treaty that might have been

December 16, 2016
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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The two UN human rights covenants were to be buttressed by a treaty to fight religious intolerance. In 1967, a text was drafted but not adopted—a ...

 

Decolonization—not western liberals—established human rights on the global agenda

September 29, 2016
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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Human rights scholarship and advocacy claim to be grounded in universality, yet both are anything but in their privileging the Western role ...