2048: Humanity's Agreement to Live Together
By: J. Kirk Boyd (author)Paperback
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All countries signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This book is part of an ambitious project to make the fundamental human rights in the Universal Declaration enforceable in the courts of all countries by 2048, the 100th anniversary of the Declaration's signing. "2048" tells the story of the most important social movement in the 21st century: humanity's agreement, in writing, to create a social order that will allow people to live together in peace and prosperity based upon human rights and the rule of law. Many of the problems the world faces, such as war, poverty and environmental ruin are the by-product of a flawed international social order. Fortunately, there is an international agreement, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which all countries signed in 1948, that promises a social order of justice, equality and freedom. But although the UDHR was agreed to by all countries it is only a declaration and is unenforceable in courts of law.
The 2048 Project, launched by the author and his colleagues at the University of California School of Law and from which the book gets it's name, is a movement to make the fundamental rights in the Declaration enforceable in the courts of all countries by 2048, the 100th anniversary of the Universal Declaration. The 2048 Project provides education, research materials, a place for drafters to post documents and hosts international conferences on human rights. "2048" tells how the UDHR came to be written and the origins of the movement to make it enforceable, lays out the five basic freedoms the UDHR is meant to protect and gives detailed advice on what everyone can do to make international human rights a reality.
Dr. John Kirk Boyd is a lawyer, professor and Executive Director of the 2048 Project at the U.C. Berkeley law school. In addition, the author has argued at every level of court, including the United States Supreme Court. He teaches International Human Rights, Civil Rights, International Law, Free Speech and Constitutional Law at the University of California.
Prologue: Breaking Our Chains Part One: Beginnings of 2048 Part Two: Five Freedoms By 2048 Part Three: First Steps To 2048 Part Four: Four More Steps To 2048 Conclusion
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