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Brutality in an age of human rights. Activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British Empire.

Author: Brian Drohan
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press 2018.
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Brian Drohan demonstrates that British officials' choices concerning counterinsurgency methods have long been deeply influenced or even redirected by the work of human rights activists. To reveal how that influence was manifested by military policies and practices, Drohan examines three British counterinsurgency campaigns -0Cyprus (1955-1959), Aden (1963-1967), and the peak of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Drohan
ISBN: 9781501714658 1501714651
OCLC Number: 1003196979
Description: 256 pages
Contents: AcknowledgmentsMapsIntroduction1. A Lawyers' War2. The Shadow of Strasbourg3. "Hunger War"4. "This Unhappy Affair"5. "A More Talkative Place"ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex
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