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60 Years, 30 Perspectives: Ireland and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

60 Years, 30 Perspectives: Ireland and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 60 Years, 30 Perspectives Ireland and the Universal Declaration for Human Rights by Donncha O'Connell - Amnesty

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60 Years, 30 Perspectives is a unique collection of insights into modern Irish society from thirty of Ireland’s most influential commentators, thinkers and leaders. This is an important contribution to the debate on the state of human rights in Ireland from a wide spectrum of Irish society.

60 years, 30 perspectives: Ireland and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights features, among others, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Emily O’Reilly, Niall Crowley, Justin Kilcullen, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Fr Peter McVerry.
“In the middle of an economic recession, political upheaval and distrust in the institutions of the past, 60 years, 30 perspectives offers a fresh and timely critique of modern Ireland. Using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it’s touchstone the book challenges readers to question whether we have a free press in Ireland, why trafficking in human beings is tolerated if slavery is not and why children and people living in poverty are still voiceless in our society”, said Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland.
 
60 years, 30 perspectives was edited by Donncha O’Connell from the faculty of Law at NUIG. Mr O’Connell, a well-known human rights activist and media commentator is a former Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.

With contributors from the worlds of sport, art, the military, trade unions and law this highly accessible text will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand modern Irish society. 60 years, 30 perspectives also features a photo essay by renowned Irish photographer Derek Speirs.

Author

Donncha O’Connell

Format

Trade Paperback

Extent

240

ISBN

978-1-84840-044-3

Release Date

01/09/2009

 

Additional Information

Weight .717 g
Dimensions .235 x .158 x .25 mm

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