This important work argues that human rights abuse is not necessarily about distant places and peoples, and it is neither incomprehensible nor inevitable. Despite seeming consensus about the importance of human rights protection, abuse_based in inequality_continues to expand. This empowering book seeks to break through barriers of ignorance, apathy, denial, and despair that allow decent people to tolerate indecent acts by their governments, and to arm a new generation of human rights advocates with analytical and strategic tools to prevent future atrocities--Product description.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Jan Knippers Black|
|LC Classifications||JC571 .B549 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 281 p.|
|Number of Pages||281|
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