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Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945-1977 / Tom Buchanan, University of Oxford.

Author/creator Buchanan, Tom, 1960- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxvii, 343 pages ; 23 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Human rights in history
Human rights in history.
Contents Dawn : 1934-50 -- Africa, decolonisation and human rights in the 1950s -- Political imprisonment and human rights, 1945-64 -- The early years of Amnesty International, 1961-4 -- "The crisis of growth", Amnesty International 1964-68 -- 1968 : the UN year for human rights -- Torture states : 1967-75 -- "All things come to those who wait" : the later 1970s -- Conclusion: The winds of history.
Abstract "In this definitive new account of the emergence of human rights activism in post-war Britain, Tom Buchanan shows how disparate individuals, organisations and causes gradually came to acquire a common identity as "human rights activists". This was a slow process whereby a coalition of activists, working on causes ranging from anti-fascism, anti-apartheid and decolonisation to civil liberties and the peace movement, began to come together under the banner of human rights. The launch of Amnesty International in 1961, and its landmark winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 provided a model and inspiration to many new activist movements in "the field of human rights", and helped to affect major changes towards public and political attitudes towards human rights issues across the globe"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Buchanan, Tom, 1960- Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020 9781316422397
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2019057460
ISBN9781107566552
ISBN9781107127517 hardcover
ISBN1107127513 hardcover
ISBN110756655X paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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