No More: The Battle Against Human Rights Violations (Google eBook)

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Dundurn, 1994 - History - 222 pages
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The late twentieth century witnessed massive human rights violations. What can to done to stop them? How can the root causes be addressed? The issue of human rights has become the secular religion of our time. Yet violations continue to occur in a gross and flagrant manner. Author David Matas examines examples of human rights violations and suggessts what individuals, private organizations, governments, and the UN can do about this worldwide problem. He also focuses on how Canada stands p to international human rights standards and provides a thorough analysis of the contribution of Amnesty International.

  

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Contents

ROOT CAUSES
1
COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE
23
APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA
83
STATE REMEDIES
115
CANADA
133
THE UNITED NATIONS
161
NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
183
Conclusions
211
Notes
217
Suggested Readings
223
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About the author (1994)

David Matas is a refugee and human rights lawyer in Winnipeg. He is senior counsel to B'Nai Brith Canada and the author of several books. He has an honorary doctorate awarded in 1996 from Concordia University.

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