The Universal Declaration of Human Rights embodies three essential features: (1) it articulated shared, universal values; (2) it identified and strengthened the significance of the individual as a subject of international law, and (3) it declared and emphasized the responsibilities of states to- wards individuals.
Bayefsky, Anne F.
"The Legacy Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 5
, Article 1.
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