Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizationsby Robert F. Gorman, Edward S. Mihalkanin
A unique one-stop source for vital information on the background and history of human rights theory and practice in the international arena, the "Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations" provides extensive background on the creation and ideals of these important organizations. The authors begin their study by giving a chronology of important events in the history of human rights and introducing their readers to the ancient Hebrew and Roman philosophies that inspired the beginnings of these protective organizations. Alphabetical entries give brief synopses of each organization and list treaties, founding members, related organizations, and addresses. Also included are entries describing pertinent human rights terminology, treaties, and individuals who have played important roles in the development of international human rights. With bibliography, lists of acronyms and abbreviations, and appendixes containing full listings of many international human rights documents. Essential for all law, sociology, international relations, or policy study collections.
Author Biography: Robert F. Gorman is Professor of Political Science at Southwest Texas State University. He served as a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Refugee Programs from 1983-1984. Edward S. Mihalkanin is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwest Texas State University.
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