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Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights–Now Available

Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights

Roland Burke

264 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4219-5 | $55.00 | £36.00

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human RightsThis book challenges traditional accounts of the Third World's contribution to international human rights. It demonstrates that diplomats from Third World countries helped to both radicalize the UN human rights agenda in the heyday of decolonization and to undermine that agenda by advancing cultural relativism as an excuse for abuses in the 1970s.

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