Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact

Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact

by NA NA, Samantha Power, Graham Allison
     
 

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At 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

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At 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403973115
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
05/22/2006
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

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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