A Voice for Human Rights / Mary Robinson, edited by Kevin Boyle.
Contributor(s): Boyle, Kevin [editor.].Material type: BookSeries: Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights.Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, Copyright date: ©2006Description: 1 online resource (456 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812203332.Subject(s): Globalization | Human rights | Droits de l'homme (Droit international) | Globalization | Human rights | Human Rights | Mondialisation | Political Science | Politik | Social Sciences | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Human RightsDDC classification: 323 | 323 Online resources: De Gruyter Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword / Annan, Kofi -- Introduction / Boyle, Kevin -- 1. A Personal Vision -- 2. The Struggle against Racism -- 3. Women's Rights Are Human Rights -- 4. Eliminating Religious Discrimination and Intolerance -- 5. Combating Other Discrimination and Exclusion -- 6. Human Rights Defenders -- 7. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights -- 8. The Right to Development -- 9. Human Rights Education -- 10. Children's Rights -- 11. Minorities and Indigenous Peoples -- 12. Human Rights after Conflict -- 13. Business and Human Rights -- 14. The High Commissioner and the United Nations Human Rights System -- 15. Supporting United Nations Human Rights Bodies -- 16. Working with Countries and Regions -- 17. Strengthening National Human Rights Protection -- 18. Mainstreaming Human Rights -- 19. Terrorism, Peace, and Human Security -- 20. Ethical Globalization -- Farewell Speech to Staff of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights -- Afterword / Arbour, Louise -- Appendix 1. Key International Legal Instruments -- Appendix 2. High Commissioner for the Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights -- Notes -- Index -- Editorial Acknowledgments / Boyle, Kevin.
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Mary Robinson was United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. During those five tumultuous years, which included the tragic events of 9/11, she offered moral leadership and vision to the global human rights movement. This volume collects her major public addresses from the period.
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Mary Robinson is former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997-2002, and former President of Ireland, 1990-97. She now leads Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. Kevin Boyle is Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. Kofi Annan of Ghana was the seventh Secretary General of the United Nations, from 1997 to 2004. Louise Arbour is current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She began her term in 2004.