Author Archives: Daniel J. Whelan

About Daniel J. Whelan

is Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at Hendrix College. His first book, Indivisible Human Rights: A History (Pennsylvania, 2010) traces the ways in which economic and social rights became part of a catalog of universal human rights, and how the rhetoric of indivisibility emerged and evolved in response to the division of human rights into separate treaty regimes, from the 1950s to the present. He is currently working with Jack Donnelly on the fifth edition of International Human Rights (Westview, 2016).

“Under the Aegis of Man”: The Right to Development and the Origins of the New International Economic Order

On September 23, 1966, the Senegalese foreign minister Doudou Thiam gave an impassioned speech to fellow delegates assembled in New York for the opening of the 21st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.1 It began as a reflection on the preceding twenty years of UN history. Despite some modest progress that the UN had achieved in meeting its three primary objectives—the maintenance of peace; the liberation of colonized peoples; and the economic and social development of mankind—this period was more notably exemplified by failures and Continue reading → Continue reading →