Pre-British Human Rights Jurisprudence

Pre-British Human Rights Jurisprudence

Volume 3 Issue 2 ()

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans
are entitled. The concept of human rights has existed under several names in
European thought for many centuries, though perhaps coming into prominence
since the time of King John of England. After the king violated a number of
ancient laws and customs by which England had been governed, there was a
popular upheaval and his subjects forced him to sign the Magna Carta, or Great
Charter, which enumerates a number of rights of the people, which later came to be
termed as human rights…

Cite as: Justice B.N. Srikrishna, Pre-British Human Rights Jurisprudence, 3 NUJS L. Rev. 129 (2010)