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The Resource Brutality in an age of human rights : activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British empire, Brian Drohan, (electronic resource)

Brutality in an age of human rights : activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British empire, Brian Drohan, (electronic resource)

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Brutality in an age of human rights : activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British empire
Title
Brutality in an age of human rights
Title remainder
activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British empire
Statement of responsibility
Brian Drohan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Brutality in an Age of Human Rights, Brian Drohan demonstrates that British officials' choices concerning counterinsurgency methods have long been deeply influenced or even redirected by the work of human rights activists. To reveal how that influence was manifested by military policies and practices, Drohan examines three British counterinsurgency campaigns--Cyprus (1955-1959), Aden (1963-1967), and the peak of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland (1969-1976). This book is enriched by Drohan's use of a newly available collection of 1.2 million colonial-era files, International Committee of the Red Cross files, the extensive Troubles collection at Linen Hall Library in Belfast, and many other sources. Drohan argues that when faced with human rights activism, British officials sought to evade, discredit, and deflect public criticism of their actions to avoid drawing attention to brutal counterinsurgency practices such as the use of torture during interrogation"--
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NIC/DLC
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1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drohan, Brian
Dewey number
355.02/1809171209045
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.D76 2017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Postcolonialism
  • Cyprus
  • Yemen (Arab Republic)
  • Northern Ireland
Label
Brutality in an age of human rights : activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British empire, Brian Drohan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index
Contents
Introduction : counterinsurgency and human rights in the post-1945 world -- A lawyers' war : emergency legislation and the Cyprus Bar Council -- The shadow of Strasbourg : international advocacy and Britain's response -- Hunger war : humanitarian rights and the Radfan campaign -- This unhappy affair : investigating torture in Aden -- A more talkative place : Northern Ireland
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001923528
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
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Isbn
9781501714658
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017024006
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001923528
Label
Brutality in an age of human rights : activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British empire, Brian Drohan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index
Contents
Introduction : counterinsurgency and human rights in the post-1945 world -- A lawyers' war : emergency legislation and the Cyprus Bar Council -- The shadow of Strasbourg : international advocacy and Britain's response -- Hunger war : humanitarian rights and the Radfan campaign -- This unhappy affair : investigating torture in Aden -- A more talkative place : Northern Ireland
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001923528
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781501714658
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017024006
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001923528

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