This book analyzes the evolution of the idea of human rights, the "universalization" of human rights as reflected in the spread of "constitutionalism" to almost all states. It focuses on the conditions that must exist if the rights of men and women are to be more secure in the future.

chapter One|30 pages

The First Two Hundred Years of an Idea

chapter Two|58 pages

Constitutions and Human Rights

chapter Three|44 pages

Human Rights above and Beyond Nations

chapter Four|5 pages

Homage to Mr. Paine