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Human Rights Treaties and the Senate

A History of Opposition

Natalie Hevener Kaufman

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 11/2000
Pages: 272
Subject: History | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9.78E+12
eBook ISBN: 9780807862360


The US has declined to approve most human rights treaties, despite widespread support for such treaties among other Western democracies. This study explores the legacy of the 1950s, when opposition to the treaties was articulated, and the residual strength of that opposition in contemporary deliberations.

Originally published in 1990.

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