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Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations

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Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations

Robert F. Gorman, "Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations"
The Scarecrow Press, Inc. | 2007-03-28 | ISBN: 0810855488 | 488 pages | PDF | 3,3 MB

A unique one-stop source for vital information on the background and history of human rights theory and practice in the international arena, the "Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations" provides extensive background on the creation and ideals of these important organizations. The authors begin their study by giving a chronology of important events in the history of human rights and introducing their readers to the ancient Hebrew and Roman philosophies that inspired the beginnings of these protective organizations. Alphabetical entries give brief synopses of each organization and list treaties, founding members, related organizations, and addresses. Also included are entries describing pertinent human rights terminology, treaties, and individuals who have played important roles in the development of international human rights. With bibliography, lists of acronyms and abbreviations, and appendixes containing full listings of many international human rights documents. Essential for all law, sociology, international relations, or policy study collections.


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