By Mary Robinson,Kevin Boyle,Kofi Annan,Louise Arbour

Few names are so heavily attached with the reason for human rights as that of Mary Robinson. As former President of eire, she used to be preferably situated for passionately and eloquently arguing the case for human rights world wide. Over 5 tumultuous years that integrated the tragic occasions of 9-11, she provided ethical management and imaginative and prescient to the worldwide human rights stream. This quantity is a different account in Robinson's personal phrases of her campaigns as United countries excessive Commissioner for Human Rights.

A Voice for Human Rights deals an edited selection of Robinson's public addresses, given among 1997 and 2002, while she served as excessive Commissioner. The publication additionally offers the 1st in-depth account of the paintings of the workplace of excessive Commissioner for Human Rights. With a foreword through Kofi Annan and an afterword by means of Louise Arbour, the present excessive Commissioner for Human Rights, the publication might be of curiosity to all serious about foreign human rights, diplomacy, improvement, and politics.

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