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Historical dictionary of human rights and humanitarian organizations / Robert F. Gorman, Edward S. Mihalkanin.

Author / Creator Gorman, Robert F.
Edition 2nd ed.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Description lxxi, 403 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Series Historical dictionaries of international organizations ; no. 26
Historical dictionaries of international organizations series ; no. 26.
Subject Human rights -- Societies, etc. -- Encyclopedias.
Humanitarian assistance -- Societies, etc. -- Encyclopedias.
Human rights -- Societies, etc.
Humanitarian assistance -- Societies, etc.
Format Print, Book
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Varying Form of Title Portion of title Human rights and humanitarian organizations
Other authors / contributors Mihalkanin, Edward S.
ISBN 9780810855489 (alk. paper)
0810855488 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-402).
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Political scientists Gorman and Mihalkanin (Southwest Texas State Univ.) have produced an alphabetical guide to intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, treaties and agreements, concepts, and individuals that have been instrumental in human rights and humanitarianism. They focus on the 20th century, since that is the period when global human rights concerns began to proliferate. Entries cover issues surrounding the historical, political, and cultural rights of refugees, political prisoners, ethnic minorities, migrant workers, women, children, disabled people, the homeless, and disappeared persons. Entries are supplemented by a thematic bibliography of largely English-language books, reports, and articles; appendixes that reproduce several important human rights instruments (e.g. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights); and a timeline of key human rights events in the 20th century, from the founding in 1903 of the Woman's Social and Political Union through the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing). Organizations listed operate on an international scale; many organizations active at the country or regional level (e.g., Derechos Humanos in Latin America) are not mentioned. There is no name or keyword index; these would have been valuable. Supplements in-depth sources such as Encyclopedia of Human Rights (2d ed., 1996). Recommended for all political science and international relations collections. C. E. Carter; University of New Mexico

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