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Realizing Human Rights : Moving from Inspiration to Impact - Samantha Power

Realizing Human Rights

Moving from Inspiration to Impact

Paperback Published: 22nd May 2006
ISBN: 9781403973115
Number Of Pages: 370

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At the dawn of a new era, this book brings together leading activists, policy-makers and critics to reflect upon fifty years of attempts to improve respect for human rights. Authors include President Jimmy Carter, who helped inject human rights concerns into US policy; Wei Jingsheng, who struggled to do so in China; Louis Henkin, the modern "father" of international law, and Richard Goldstone, the former chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav and Rwandan war crimes tribunals. A half-century since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the time is right to assess how policies and actions effect the realization of human rights and to point to new directions and challenges that lie ahead. A must have for everyone in the human rights community and the broader foreign policy community as well as the reader who is increasingly aware of the visibility of human rights concerns on the public stage.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Road to the Twenty-First Century
Human Rights: Ideology and Aspiration, Reality and Prospectp. 3
Human Rights: Not Merely an Internal Affairp. 39
The American Road to a Human Rights Policyp. 49
Opening Totalitarian Societies to the Outside World: A View from Russiap. 63
Human Rights Enforcement: State and Individual Accountability
Human Rights in Europep. 77
The Inter-American System of Protection: Its Contributions to the International Law of Human Rightsp. 111
The Construction of the African Human Rights System: Prospects and Pitfallsp. 143
Human Rights in Pakistan: A System in the Makingp. 167
Advancing the Cause of Human Rights: The Need for Justice and Accountabilityp. 195
Human Rights Policy Ideas, Institutions, and Instruments
Human Rights Organizations: A New Force for Social Changep. 225
Democracy and Human Rights: An Argument for Convergencep. 249
Diplomacy with a Cause: Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policyp. 265
Economic Sanctions and Human Rightsp. 291
Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 309
Human Rights and Warfare: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Curep. 321
"Conscience Trigger": The Press and Human Rightsp. 337
Afterword: The Challenges Ahead
The Challenges Ahead: Analysis and Integrationp. 353
About the Editorsp. 362
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9781403973115
ISBN-10: 1403973113
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 22nd May 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.85  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1