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The International Human Rights MovementA History$
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Aryeh Neier

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691135151

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.001.0001

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Going Forward

Going Forward

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The International Human Rights Movement

Aryeh Neier

Princeton University Press

This chapter explains that the most widely used method for promoting human rights—collecting and disseminating detailed and reliable information on rights abuses and assessing the findings against the requirements of international law—is not difficult to master. The main requirements are a commitment to fairness and accuracy, care in taking and crosschecking testimony from those with first-hand knowledge, and a grasp of the principal provisions of international law protecting rights. Ensuring that the information gets to the places where it can have an impact in a timely fashion is easier than ever in an era in which information technology has advanced with such astonishing rapidity.

Keywords:   human rights, rights abuses, international law, fairness, accuracy, protecting rights, information technology

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