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A voice for human rights

Author: Mary Robinson; Kevin Boyle
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few names are so closely connected with the cause of human rights as that of Mary Robinson. The former President of Ireland served as UN High Commissioner of Human Rights between 1997 and 2002. This is an account of her campaigns as High Commissioner during that period.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robinson, Mary, 1944-
Voice for human rights.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)624890914
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Robinson; Kevin Boyle
ISBN: 9780812239041 0812239040 9780812220070 0812220072
OCLC Number: 60798497
Description: xix, 427 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A personal vision --
2. The struggle against racism --
3. Women's rights are human rights --
4. Eliminating religious discrimination and intolerance --
5. Combating other discrimination and exclusion --
6. Human rights defenders --
7. Economic, social, and cultural rights --
8. The right to development --
9. Human rights education --
10. Children's rights --
11. Minorities and indigenous peoples --
12. Human rights after conflict --
13. Business and human rights --
14. The high commissioner and the United Nations human rights system --
15. Supporting United Nations human rights bodies --
16. Working with countries and regions --
17. Strengthening national human rights protection --
18. Mainstreaming human rights --
19. Terrorism, peace, and human security --
20. Ethical globalization.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Mary Robinson ; edited by Kevin Boyle ; foreword by Kofi Annan ; afterword by Louise Arbour.

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Mary Robinson was United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. During those five tumultuous years, which included the tragic events of 9/11, she offered moral leadership and  Read more...

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