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作者 Drohan, Brian, 1983- author
書名 Brutality in an age of human rights : activism and counterinsurgency at the end of the British empire / Brian Drohan
出版項 Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9781501714658 (cloth : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  U241 .D76 2017    在架上    30600020120359
說明 xiv, 240 pages : maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index
Introduction : counterinsurgency and human rights in the post-1945 world -- A lawyers' war : emergency legislation and the Cyprus Bar Council -- The shadow of Strasbourg : international advocacy and Britain's response -- Hunger war : humanitarian rights and the Radfan campaign -- This unhappy affair : investigating torture in Aden -- A more talkative place : Northern Ireland
"In Brutality in an Age of Human Rights, Brian Drohan demonstrates that British officials' choices concerning counterinsurgency methods have long been deeply influenced or even redirected by the work of human rights activists. To reveal how that influence was manifested by military policies and practices, Drohan examines three British counterinsurgency campaigns--Cyprus (1955-1959), Aden (1963-1967), and the peak of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland (1969-1976). This book is enriched by Drohan's use of a newly available collection of 1.2 million colonial-era files, International Committee of the Red Cross files, the extensive Troubles collection at Linen Hall Library in Belfast, and many other sources. Drohan argues that when faced with human rights activism, British officials sought to evade, discredit, and deflect public criticism of their actions to avoid drawing attention to brutal counterinsurgency practices such as the use of torture during interrogation"-- Publisher's Web site
鏈接 Online version: Drohan, Brian, 1983- author. Brutality in an age of human rights Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017 9781501714672 (DLC) 2017026166
主題 Counterinsurgency -- Cyprus
Counterinsurgency -- Yemen (Republic) -- Aden
Counterinsurgency -- Northern Ireland
Human rights -- Cyprus
Human rights -- Yemen (Republic) -- Aden
Human rights -- Northern Ireland
Cyprus -- History -- War for Union with Greece, 1955-1959
Yemen (Arab Republic) -- History -- 1962-1970
Northern Ireland -- History -- 1968-1998
Postcolonialism -- Great Britain
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