Today, the influence of the US Bill of Rights can be traced through its remote offspring, including the Helsinki Agreement, the German Basic Law, the post-war French constitutions, and the European Convention on Human Rights. These documents have influenced recent developments in the emerging democracies of eastern and central Europe.
Jacek Kurczewski & Barry Sullivan,
The Bill of Rights and the Emerging Democracies,
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