In Defense of Principles

In Defense of Principles

NGOs and Human Rights in Canada

Book - 2010
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Since 9/11 and the onset of the "war on terror," theprincipal challenge confronting liberal democracies has been to balancefreedom with security and individual with collective rights. This booksheds new light on the evolution of human rights norms in liberaldemocracies by charting the activism of four Canadian NGOs on issues ofrefugee rights, hate speech, and the death penalty, including their useof difficult, often controversial legal cases as platforms to asserthuman rights principles and shape judicial policy-making. The strugglesof these NGOs reveal not only the fragility but also the resilience ofideas about rights in liberal democracies.

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780774818629
9780774818612
Branch Call Number: 342. 71085 THO
Characteristics: xiv, 203 p. ; 24 cm.

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