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Resisting rights : Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947-76

Author: Jennifer Tunnicliffe
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, 2019.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
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"From 1948 to 1966, the United Nations worked to create an international bill of rights that would provide a common standard for human rights protection around the globe. Canadians celebrate their country's central role in this endeavour every Human Rights Day. Yet a detailed study of government policies toward these early UN documents tells a different story. Resisting Rights analyzes the Canadian government's  Read more...
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Tunnicliffe, Jennifer.
Resisting Rights.
University of British Columbia Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1055272452
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Tunnicliffe
ISBN: 9780774838207 0774838205 9780774838214 0774838213 9780774838221 0774838221
OCLC Number: 1080217813
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Resisting Rights; 1 The Roots of Resistance: Canada and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 2 Canada's Opposition to a Covenant on Human Rights; 3 A Reversal in Policy: The Decision to Support the Covenants; 4 The Road to Ratification, 1966-76; Conclusion: The Making of the Myth; Appendices; 1 Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 2 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; 3 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Responsibility: Jennifer Tunnicliffe.
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Resisting Rights challenges the myths that Canada has always been at the forefront in the development of international human rights law and led the cause at the United Nations.  Read more...

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