Book Review: Have Human Rights Failed?


David Cole. 4/18/2019. “Book Review: Have Human Rights Failed?” The New York Review of Books. Publisher's Version


Book review of Kathryn Sikkink's Evidence for Hope in the New York Review of Books.

It’s been more than seventy years since, following the atrocities of World War II, the nations of the world adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Since then, multiple human rights treaties and conventions have been drafted, and most countries have ratified one or more of them—including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and treaties focused on torture, race- and sex-based discrimination, and the rights of children. Human rights organizations have proliferated at the domestic and global levels, and international institutions dedicated to the monitoring and enforcement of human rights, including commissions, special rapporteurs, and courts, are well established.

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: David Cole | April 18, 2019
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