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The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Aryeh Neier


During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it grapples with the war against terror and subsequent abuses of government power. This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of this global force, from its beginnings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to its essential place in world affairs today. The book combines analysis with personal experience, and gives a unique insider's perspective on the movement's goals, the dispu ... More

Keywords: international human rights, totalitarian regime, war against terror, government power, dissenters, religious freedom, abolitionists, slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691135151
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aryeh Neier, author
Open Society Foundations