On the Edge of Greatness, Volume II: The Diaries of John Humphrey, First Director of the United Nations Human Rights Division, 1952-1957 John C Hobbins

ISBN: 9780773514546

Published: September 23rd 1996

Hardcover

308 pages


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On the Edge of Greatness, Volume II: The Diaries of John Humphrey, First Director of the United Nations Human Rights Division,  1952-1957  by  John  C Hobbins

On the Edge of Greatness, Volume II: The Diaries of John Humphrey, First Director of the United Nations Human Rights Division, 1952-1957 by John C Hobbins
September 23rd 1996 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 308 pages | ISBN: 9780773514546 | 8.17 Mb

The second volume includes Humphreys 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 aMoreThe second volume includes Humphreys 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 Humphreys 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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