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Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights

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Juan Méndez has experienced human rights abuse first hand. As a result of his work with political prisoners in the late 1970s, the Argentinean military dictatorship arrested, tortured, and held him for more than a year. During that time, Amnesty International adopted him as a “Prisoner of Conscience.” After his release, he moved to the United States and continued his lifel ...more
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Published September 27th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade
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Clif
Horace Mann, one of the giants of public education in the early United States, said in his final commencement address at Antioch College, a school he founded, "treasure up in your hearts these my final words - be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity"

Juan Méndez is one who has worked tirelessly toward such a victory. This book follows his life and career from the time he was abducted, imprisoned and tortured in Argentina in the 1970's on through his service at Human Rights
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Peter Wentworth
Essentially everything William F. Buckley got wrong when he asserted that the Coup was a good thing for Argentina.
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Won this book but have yet to receive it, anyone get theirs?
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Social Change &am...: Books on Human Rights 1 16 Sep 09, 2011 08:36AM  
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Juan Méndez is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. Previously, he served as the first Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations on the Prevention of Genocide and is the former president of the International Center for Transitional Justice. He spent 15 years at Human Rights Watch, then served as executive director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in ...more
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