This contribution seeks to provide a non-conventional answer to the question posed by the legal value of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in view of the fact that, without having the binding character of a treaty, its provisions have been cited or have been expressly included in multiple constitutions and laws, and its principles have served as a basis for human rights covenants, conventions and treaties, so that, although it would seem to be no more than a soft law instrument, its content has served as a reference for the adoption of various conventional human rights instruments, even if many States do not respect international obligations in this area.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Legal value of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in International Human Rights Law Today An Oxymoron?
|Title of host publication
|70° Aniversario de la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos. La protección internacional de los derechos humanos en cuestión.
|Place of Publication
|Tirant lo Blanch
|Number of pages
|Published - Dec 3 2018