On the Edge of Greatness: v. 9 Diaries of John Humphrey, First Director of the United Nations Human Rights Division, 1952-1957 (Fontanus Monograph Ser

On the Edge of Greatness: v. 9 Diaries of John Humphrey, First Director of the United Nations Human Rights Division, 1952-1957 (Fontanus Monograph Ser

By: A. J. Hobbins (editor)Hardback

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The second volume includes Humphrey's diaries from 1950 to 1951 and documents a time when the Division of Human Rights focused on providing support for various UN bodies in the development of covenants on human rights and related topics.This was a period of significant changes in the Human Rights Division. Eleanor Roosevelt was replaced as chair of the of the Human Rights Commission and Humphrey's friend and immediate superior, Assistant Secretary-General Henri Laugier, resigned, foreshadowing a significant change in the attitude of the UN senior administration towards the human rights program. The Secretariat also got its first intimation of the anti-communist witch hunt that was to come the following year.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773514546
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 308
  • ID: 9780773514546
  • weight: 650
  • ISBN10: 0773514546

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