In defence of principles : NGOs and human rights in Canada (Book, 2010) []
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In defence of principles : NGOs and human rights in Canada

In defence of principles : NGOs and human rights in Canada

Author: Andrew S Thompson
Publisher: Vancouver UBC Press ©2010
Series: Law and society series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This exploration of the activities of four Canadian NGOs in advancing and defending human rights principles sheds new light on the fragility and resilience of human rights norms in liberal  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Case studies
Trials, litigation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew S Thompson
ISBN: 0774818611 9780774818612
OCLC Number: 837903686
Notes: Non-governmental organizations
Description: xiv, 203 Seiten 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: In Defence of Principles1 My Brother's Keeper: The Canadian Council of Churches and the Rights of Refugees2 The "Misuse" of Freedom? The Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and the Limits of Expression3 Shocking the Conscience? Amnesty International Canada and Abolition of the Death PenaltyConclusion: Principles in the Age of RightsNotesSelected BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Law and society series
Responsibility: Andrew S. Thompson


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In Defence of Principles is a comprehensive survey of three groundbreaking Charter cases and the NGOs that plunged into the heart of these controversies. Thompson's book ultimately reminds readers of Read more...

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