Hello to all our New York supporters out there and any of our supporters that happen to be in New York. We have just returned from this event and you gotta get down there. Great event worth supporting. Hurry though – only a few hours left. Sorry we never posted advance notice.
Co-sponsored by Human Rights in China and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, the Human Rights Book Fair celebrates Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, and English-language writers and artists who are currently in prison, under threat, or whose works have been censored or banned in China.
The interactive, multi-media program includes readings, documentary screenings, multi-media presentations, and a panel discussion.
We are going back for a reception later on in the evening, so say hello if you bump into any of the team down there.
Responsibility and accountability for human rights abuse – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa by Marina Carman
In her new book, Marina Carman debates the concepts and theory of responsibility and
accountability for human rights abuse in a South African social, political and moral context. She centres much of her book on the role of South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and how they have fallen short of specifically and directly defining key theoretical concepts of responsibility or accountability. However, the author puts forward a strong argument that it is possible to draw out that the TRC has implied an approach that stresses that individual accountability stretches further to encompass a collective responsibility in a broader social context. Carman
argues that these collectives and/or individuals should not just accept responsibility but
hold themselves accountable by being active players and contributors to forthcoming change.
A thought provoking read which makes the reader realize that the TRC’s work is valuable, yet doesn’t seem capable of pleasing all – especially those that expect impractical hopes to be fulfilled in such short timeframes.
This is our inaugural post of ‘The Human Rights Book Review’.
Just to let you all know, we here at The Human Rights Book Review are librarian/information managers with decades of experience between us in quality information service delivery. For the last 12 years I myself have been involved in various organisations, firms and government bodies worldwide, practising public international law, civil rights and human rights. I have a very large breadth of connections to publishers, academics, authors, professional individuals and bodies alike which produce the highest quality materials on these very important subjects. We hope to alert others to some of those connections and materials here, review them as best as we can and where possible alert you to quality suppliers.
Best of luck on your information travels.
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