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The international human rights movement : a history

Author: Aryeh Neier
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Human rights and crimes against humanity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it grapples with the war against terror and subsequent abuses of government power. In The International Human Rights Movement, Aryeh Neier--a leading figure and a founder of the contemporary movement--offers a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Neier, Aryeh, 1937-
International human rights movement.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011043994
(OCoLC)759594303
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aryeh Neier
ISBN: 9781400841875 1400841879 1283519402 9781283519403
OCLC Number: 785347344
Description: 1 online resource (379 pages).
Contents: The movement --
Putting natural law principles into practice --
What are rights? --
International human rights law --
International humanitarian law --
Defying communism --
Rights on the other side of the Cold War divide --
Amnesty International --
Human Rights Watch --
The worldwide movement --
Accountability --
Rights after 9/11 --
Going forward.
Series Title: Human rights and crimes against humanity.
Responsibility: Aryeh Neier.

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