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The Diplomacy of Human Rights
The Diplomacy of Human Rights
Edited by David D. Newsom
University Press of America/Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, 1986, 252 pp

This book makes a special contribution to the burgeoning literature on human rights in that most of its authors are or have been practicing American diplomats charged with the task of implementing, in their contact with foreign governments and societies, the human rights policies determined in Washington. Their experiences-in Eastern Europe, Iran, Korea, Brazil, South Africa and elsewhere-illustrate the dilemmas a diplomat faces when Washington does not have its priorities straight, and even when it does.