China's Human Rights: Three Steps Back, One Step Forward

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China's Human Rights: Three Steps Back, One Step Forward
Open Society Foundations - Open Society Institute
In The International Human Rights Movement, Aryeh Neier offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of this global force, from its beginnings in the 17th and 18th centuries to its essential place in world affairs today. Neier combines analysis with personal experience, and gives a unique insider's perspective on the movement's goals, the disputes about its mission, and its rise to international importance.Discussing the movement's origins, Neier looks at the dissenters who fought for religious freedoms in 17th-century England and the abolitionists who opposed slavery before the Civil War era. He pays special attention to the period from the 1970s onward, and describes the growth of the human rights movement after the Helsinki Accords, the roles played by American presidential administrations, and the astonishing Arab revolutions of 2011."

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