Review by Choice Review
This is a collection of essays ranging in scope from an overall view by Jack Donnelly to a more specific discussion affecting such areas as the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In addition to the various geographical aspects, the specific issues include immigration, human rights education, and multilateral institutions, e.g., the Helsinki Accord, Council of Europe, NATO. The role of nationalism and its impact on human rights is discussed and, in general, the effect is discouraging. Although a compact book, this collection of essays is rich in content and detail about human rights in the "new world order." The essay by Mark Gibney on refugees and immigration is especially poignant. There is an index, which is a plus as many essay collections do not often include such a useful feature. In addition, there is an appendix that lists the members of various human rights oriented organizations and a status report of state actions on selected UN human rights treaties from 1988 to 1992. General through faculty. E. W. Webking; University of Lethbridge
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