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The Resource Taking a stand : the evolution of human rights, Juan E. Méndez with Marjory Wentworth

Taking a stand : the evolution of human rights, Juan E. Méndez with Marjory Wentworth

Label
Taking a stand : the evolution of human rights
Title
Taking a stand
Title remainder
the evolution of human rights
Statement of responsibility
Juan E. Méndez with Marjory Wentworth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Juan Méndez has experienced human rights abuse first hand. As a result of his work with political prisoners in the late 1970s, the Argentinean military dictatorship arrested, tortured, and held him for more than a year. During that time, Amnesty International adopted him as a 'Prisoner of Conscience.' After his release, he moved to the United States and continued his lifelong fight for the rights of others, and the lessons he has gleaned over the decades can help us with our current struggles. Here, he sets forth an authoritative and incisive examination of torture, detention, exile, armed conflict, and genocide, whose urgency is even greater in the wake of America's recent disastrous policies. Méndez offers a new strategy for holding governments accountable for their actions, providing an essential blueprint for different human rights groups to be able to work together to effect change" --Provided by publisher
Summary
"Juan Mendez has experienced human rights abuse first hand. As a result of his work with political prisoners in the late 1970s, the Argentinean military dictatorship arrested, tortured, and held him for more than a year. During that time, Amnesty International adopted him as a "Prisoner of Conscience." After his release, he moved to the United States and continued his lifelong fight for the rights of others, and the lessons he has gleaned over the decades can help us with our current struggles. Here, he sets forth an authoritative and incisive examination of torture, detention, exile, armed conflict, and genocide, whose urgency is even greater in the wake of America's recent disastrous policies. Mendez offers a new strategy for holding governments accountable for their actions, providing an essential blueprint for different human rights groups to be able to work together to effect change"--
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Tone
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10016658
Cataloging source
DLC
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Méndez, Juan E
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1958-
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Wentworth, Marjory
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True
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  • Méndez, Juan E
  • Human rights workers
  • Political prisoners
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the evolution of human rights
Label
Taking a stand : the evolution of human rights, Juan E. Méndez with Marjory Wentworth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780230112339
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011012449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703209461
  • ocn703209461
  • OCoLC
Label
Taking a stand : the evolution of human rights, Juan E. Méndez with Marjory Wentworth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9780230112339
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011012449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703209461
  • ocn703209461
  • OCoLC

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