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The Resource René Cassin and human rights : from the Great War to the Universal Declaration, Jay Winter and Antoine Prost

René Cassin and human rights : from the Great War to the Universal Declaration, Jay Winter and Antoine Prost

Label
René Cassin and human rights : from the Great War to the Universal Declaration
Title
René Cassin and human rights
Title remainder
from the Great War to the Universal Declaration
Statement of responsibility
Jay Winter and Antoine Prost
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Through the life of one extraordinary man, this biography reveals what the term human rights meant to the men and women who endured two world wars, and how this major political and intellectual movement ultimately inspired and enshrined the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. René Cassin was a man of his generation, committed to moving from war to peace through international law, and whose work won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1968. His life crossed all the major events of the first 70 years of the twentieth century, and illustrates the hopes, aspirations, failures, and achievements of an entire generation. It shows how today's human rights regimes emerged from the First World War as a pacifist response to that catastrophe and how, after 1945, human rights became a way to go beyond the dangers of absolute state sovereignty, helping to create today's European project"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CAMBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
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Prost, Antoine
Dewey number
341.4/8
Index
index present
LC call number
KJV251.5.C37
LC item number
P7613 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Winter, J. M
Series statement
Human rights in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cassin, René
  • Lawyers
  • Human rights
  • Cassin, René
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Human rights
  • Lawyers
  • France
Label
René Cassin and human rights : from the Great War to the Universal Declaration, Jay Winter and Antoine Prost
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in French by Fayard, 2011
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the English edition -- Part I. In the shadow of the Great War. 1. Family and education, 1887-1914 ; 2. The Great War and its aftermath ; 3. Cassin in Geneva ; 4. From nightmare to reality: 1936-1940 -- Part II. The jurist of free France. 5. Free France: 1940-41 ; 6. World war: 1941-43 ; 7. Republican legality and the return to peace: 1943-44 ; 8. Freeze frame: René Cassin in 1944 -- Part III. The struggle for human rights. 9. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: origins and echoes ; 10. Vice-president of the Conseil d'Etat ; 11. A Jewish life -- Conclusion -- Essay on sources
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841488006
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107342095
Lccn
2012035056
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781107655706
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841488006
Label
René Cassin and human rights : from the Great War to the Universal Declaration, Jay Winter and Antoine Prost
Publication
Note
Originally published in French by Fayard, 2011
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the English edition -- Part I. In the shadow of the Great War. 1. Family and education, 1887-1914 ; 2. The Great War and its aftermath ; 3. Cassin in Geneva ; 4. From nightmare to reality: 1936-1940 -- Part II. The jurist of free France. 5. Free France: 1940-41 ; 6. World war: 1941-43 ; 7. Republican legality and the return to peace: 1943-44 ; 8. Freeze frame: René Cassin in 1944 -- Part III. The struggle for human rights. 9. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: origins and echoes ; 10. Vice-president of the Conseil d'Etat ; 11. A Jewish life -- Conclusion -- Essay on sources
Control code
841488006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107342095
Lccn
2012035056
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781107655706
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841488006

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