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Freedom on fire : human rights wars and America's response / John Shattuck
Bib ID 2640965
Format BookBook
Author
Shattuck, John H. F
 
Description Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2003 
390 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0674011627
Summary

"As the chief human rights official of the Clinton Administration, John Shattuck faced far-flung challenges. Disasters were exploding simultaneously - genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia, murder and atrocities in Haiti, repression in China, brutal ethnic wars, and failed states in other parts of the world. But America was mired in conflicting priorities and was reluctant to act. What were Shattuck and his allies to do?" "This is the story of their struggle inside the U.S. government over how to respond. Shattuck tells what was tried and what was learned as he and other human rights hawks worked to change the Clinton Administration's human rights policy from disengagement to saving lives and bringing war criminals to justice. He records his frustrations and disappointments, as well as the successes achieved in moving human rights to the center of U.S. foreign policy."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Rwanda: The Genocide That Might Have Been Prevented
  • 2. Rwanda: The Struggle For Justice
  • 3. Haiti: A Tale Of Two Presidents
  • 4. Bosnia: The Pariah Problem
  • 5. Bosnia: Facing Reality
  • 6. Bosnia and Kosovo: Breaking The Cycle
  • 7. The China Syndrome
  • 8. China: Collision Course
  • 9. Strategies For Peace.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Human rights.  |  Human rights -- Government policy -- United States.

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