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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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From the Brussels Treaty to the Council of Europe

From the Brussels Treaty to the Council of Europe

(p.597) 12 From the Brussels Treaty to the Council of Europe
Human Rights and the End of Empire


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This chapter gives an account of the Hague Congress of May 1948, and its demand for a European Charter of Human Rights, which led to the drafting of such a charter. It explains British Labour Party and Foreign Office hostility to the European federalist movement, and gives an account of the convoluted and at times acrimonious negotiations which eventually led to the establishment of the Council of Europe, and to the idea that this institution should be especially concerned with the protection of human rights. It concludes with an account of the origins of the uneasy relationship between the U.K. government and the movement for European unity, which led to British failure to participate in the Schuman plan of 1950.

Keywords:   Hague Congress, charter, Council of Europe, Schuman plan

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