Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact

Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact

by Samantha Power
     
 

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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.

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Brings together leading activists, policy makers, and critics to reflect on a half century of attempts to advance human rights. Authors include Jimmy carter, who helped inject human rights concerns into US policy; Wei Jingsheng, who struggled to reform China from within; Louis Henkin, the modern father of international law; and Richard Goldstone, the former chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav and Rwandan war crimes tribunals. Power is executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Allison is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312234942
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/30/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.26(d)

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