Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact

Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact


By (author) Samantha Power, By (author) Graham T. Allison


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 28mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 23 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403973113
  • ISBN 13: 9781403973115
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,440,555

Product description

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.

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Author information

Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice in Public Policy at Harvard University, and the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998-2002). Graham Allison is former Dean of the Kennedy School. He has authored more than a dozen books including "Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis" which has sold over 200,000 copies.