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

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Hardback 308 Pages / Published: 23/09/1996
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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.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773514546
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 234 x 164 x 24 mm

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