On the side of the angels : Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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On the side of the angels : Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

On the side of the angels : Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Author: Andrew S Thompson; Alex Neve
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When it comes to upholding human rights both at home and abroad, many Canadians believe that we have always been 'on the side of the angels'. This book tells the story of Canada's contributions--both good and bad--to the development and advancement of international human rights law at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) from 1946 to 2006. In it, Canada's reputation is examined through its involvement in a number  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Thompson, Andrew S. (Andrew Stuart), 1975-
On the side of the angels.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew S Thompson; Alex Neve
ISBN: 9780774835039 0774835036 9780774835046 0774835044 9780774835060 0774835060 9780774835053 0774835052 9780774835077 0774835079
OCLC Number: 963913699
Description: xvi, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ideologies, interests, and the "impracticalities" of international human rights law, 1946-54 --
Tackling racial discrimination, 1963-65 --
Tehran and the struggle for control of the UN human rights agenda, 1967 68 --
Gross violations and the foxes that guard the hen house, 1975-79 --
The rights of indigenous peoples, 1982-84 --
Apartheid and the perils of casting stones, 1989-93 --
Equality rights and the prohibition of violence against women, 1991-94 --
Mass insecurity and the demise of the commission, 1995-2006.
Responsibility: Andrew S. Thompson ; with a foreword by Alex Neve.


Documenting six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers insights into the complexity and nuance of Canadian diplomacy as well as the evolution of UN's  Read more...


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Overall, Thompson charts the ups and downs-and eventual collapse-of the UNCHR. He does so from the vantage point of a middle power, whose officials were often frustrated by the inaction of the great Read more...

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