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The Resource In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan

In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan

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In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey
Title
In search of a better world
Title remainder
a human rights odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Payam Akhavan
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Language
eng
Summary
In February of 2017, Amnesty International released their Annual Report for 2016 to 2017, concluding that the "us versus them" rhetoric increasingly employed by politicians is endangering human rights the world over. Renowned UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan has encountered the grim realities of contemporary genocide throughout his life and career. He argues that deceptive utopias, political cynicism, and public apathy have given rise to major human rights abuses: from the religious persecution of Iranian Bahá'ís that shaped his personal life, to the horrors of ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia, the genocide in Rwanda, and the rise of contemporary phenomena such as the Islamic State. He also reflects on the inspiring resilience of the human spirit and the reality of our inextricable interdependence to liberate us, whether from hateful ideologies that deny the humanity of others or an empty consumerist culture that worships greed and self-indulgence. A timely, essential, and passionate work of memoir and history, In Search of a Better World is a tour de force by an internationally renowned human rights lawyer
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10603408
Cataloging source
NTAUP
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Akhavan, Payam
Dewey number
323
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
CBC Massey lectures series
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  • Akhavan, Payam
  • Human rights
  • Civil rights
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Genocide
  • World politics
  • Lawyers
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a human rights odyssey
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In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-370) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1882859
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781487003395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781487003395
  • (OCoLC)1004779628
Label
In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1882859
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781487003395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781487003395
  • (OCoLC)1004779628

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