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A history of the UN human rights programme and secretariat

Author: B G Ramcharan
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2020] ©2020
Series: International studies in human rights, v. 132.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volumes constitutes a valuable and unique history of the United Nations human rights programme and its secretariat. It offers interpretations of the history of the programme and its secretariat against the background of historical currents such as the Cold War, colonialism and decolonisation, and covers the seminal period during which the programme moved decisively towards human rights fact-finding and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ramcharan, Bertrand G.
A history of the UN human rights programme and secretariat.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2020
(DLC) 2020008968
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B G Ramcharan
ISBN: 9789004356474 9004356479
OCLC Number: 1143616934
Description: xvii, 271 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Navigating the Cold War --
Navigating the Colonial and Post-Colonial Worlds --
Organization, Mandate --
Leaders --
Programmes, Resources --
The International Bill of Human Rights --
Studies and Reports --
Implementation --
Petitions and Fact-Finding --
Voices of Conscience --
Promotion and Advisory Services --
Partnership with NGOs and Civil Society --
Conclusion
Series Title: International studies in human rights, v. 132.
Other Titles: History of the United Nations human rights programme and secretariat
Responsibility: by Bertrand G. Ramcharan.

Abstract:

"This volumes constitutes a valuable and unique history of the United Nations human rights programme and its secretariat. It offers interpretations of the history of the programme and its secretariat against the background of historical currents such as the Cold War, colonialism and decolonisation, and covers the seminal period during which the programme moved decisively towards human rights fact-finding and the denunciation of violations of human rights, which took place in the latter part of the 1970s and the 1980s. The author was a central player in this period, having served as the Special Assistant to three Directors of the Human Rights Division, and so provides historical materials that only he is aware of, having been at the heart of the action. He also provides snapshots of United Nations human rights leaders from the beginning of the United Nations, all of whom he knew personally, and writes about the contributions of NGOs and NGO leaders who served the cause of human rights with fortitude and determination"--

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