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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


  • Human rights,
  • Political violence,
  • Case studies,
  • Atrocities

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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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJan Knippers Black
LC ClassificationsJC571 .B549 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 281 p.
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27081718M
ISBN 100742540529
ISBN 109780742540521

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