Historical Journey of Human Rights Since Magna Carta to International Bill of Human Rights: An Analysis





Human Rights, Magna Carta, International Bill of Human Rights, French Declaration, American Declaration


Human rights, is a modern word. Thomas Paine coined the phrase, and Eleanor Roosevelt popularised it after World War II. The modern evolution of human rights began with the Magna Carta in 1215 and culminated in the “International Bill of Human Rights." However, the history of human rights is as old as human civilization. The paper analyses the historical journey of human rights from Magna Carta to the “International Bill of Human Rights." The paper also evaluates the contribution of each document and event during this period. In modern times, human rights started with concessions to the barons of society from heavy taxes and reached to the individual rights in all walks of life. The paper also traces the causes, philosophy, influence, and outcome of all important documents and revolutions.

Author Biography

Dr. Mohd Nazish, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Banasthali Vidyapith (University), Rajasthan

Dr. Mohd Nazish received his Bachelor of Arts from MJP Roheilkhand University, Bareily, Uttar Prdesh, India, Master of Arts in Human Rights from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Human Rights from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Banasthali Vidyapith (University) (Deemed to be University), Rajasthan, India.


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How to Cite

Nazish, M. (2024). Historical Journey of Human Rights Since Magna Carta to International Bill of Human Rights: An Analysis. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 9(1), 34–42. https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2024.v09.n01.005