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Against the world : South Africa and human rights at the United Nations 1945-1961

Author: Jeremy Brown Shearar
Publisher: Pretoria : Unisa Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Maps South Africa's journey to increasing isolation in the United Nations, from a respected member in 1945 to a "pariah" in the early 1960s, owing to the apartheid policy of separate development. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Brown Shearar
ISBN: 9781868885985 1868885984
OCLC Number: 767700275
Description: viii, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'What we have lost is all the more reason for cherishing what survives' --
Quod severis metes: birth of the United Nations --
South African Indians --
Universal Declaration of Human Rights --
International covenants on human rights issues --
United Nations surveys of human rights issues --
Evolution of human rights at the United Nations --
State sovereignty at issue --
Apartheid on the agenda --
Shadow of Sharpeville --
General relations with the United Nations --
Concluding observations --
Appendix: Selected provisions of the United Nations Charter.
Responsibility: Jeremy Shearar.

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