Realizing Human Rights
Moving from Inspiration to Impact
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Realizing Human Rights by Samantha Power
Book DescriptionAt the dawn of a new era, this book brings together leading activists, policy-makers and critics to reflect upon fifty years of attempts to improve respect for human rights. Authors include President Jimmy Carter, who helped inject human rights concerns into US policy; Wei Jingsheng, who struggled to do so in China; Louis Henkin, the modern "father" of international law, and Richard Goldstone, the former chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav and Rwandan war crimes tribunals. A half-century since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the time is right to assess how policies and actions effect the realization of human rights and to point to new directions and challenges that lie ahead. A must have for everyone in the human rights community and the broader foreign policy community as well as the reader who is increasingly aware of the visibility of human rights concerns on the public stage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403973115
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 22-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Samantha Power
LOUIS HENKIN Director of Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School, USA ANNA HUSARSKA Politics Analyst and New Yorker Correspondent, USA MAKAU MUTYA Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission MARY ROBINSON UN High Commissioner for Human Rights JOHN SHATTUCK USA Ambassador to the Czech Republic SHIRLEY WILLIAMS British Member of Parliament
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