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Book Note: Joachim Fest, Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood
Book Note: Joachim Fest, Not I:
Memoirs of a German Childhood Joachim Fest (1926-2006) was a German historian,
journalist and public intellectual. He is perhaps best known outside Germany for
his position in the Historikerstreit, or historians’ debate, abou...
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Guest Blog: Full Freedom of Association Wins Canadian Charter Protection
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Blog: Full Freedom of Association Wins Canadian Charter Protection   Note : The blog
below is by my friend and colleague, Roy J. Adams, Sallows Human Rights Chair
Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan and Professor Emeritus, McMaster University . Roy s...
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Solitary Confinement: A Barbaric Canadian Practice
Solitary Confinement: A
Barbaric Canadian Practice On August 2, 2012 I posted a blog called, “Torture
in American Prisons,” which you can find here. https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6700283514603333187#editor/target=post;postID=2920370963420447024;o...
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Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech
Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech As everyone reading this blog knows, two days ago (January 7, 2015) the offices of a French satirical magazine called Charlie Hebdo were attacked in Paris by Muslim extremists a reporters and police outside the Charlie He...
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Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech
Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of
Speech As everyone reading this blog knows, two days ago (January
7, 2015) the offices of a French satirical magazine called Charlie Hebdo were
attacked in Paris by Muslim extremists and twelve people were killed. Two of
them, a...
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Canada and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Canada and the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights This blog was originally posted on the website of
the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Canada), December 9,
2014 http://www.ideas-idees.ca/blog/canada-and-universal-declaration-human-rig...
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Book Note: Joacim Fest, Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood
Book Note: Joachim Fest, Not I:
Memoirs of a German Childhood Joachim Fest (1926-2006) was a German historian,
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African Union Chooses Dictator Mugabe as New Chair
African Union chooses Dictator Mugabe as New Chair At the end of January 2015 Robert Mugabe was
appointed Chair of the African Union (AU). Mugabe has been President of
Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980. Although the honorary position of AU
Chair norma...
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Book Note: Condoleezza Rice's Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Book Note: Condoleezza Rice’s Extraordinary,
Ordinary People People who read this blog will know that I don’t
generally like U.S. Republicans, nor do I like people who support the American
gun lobby. Nevertheless, I have just finished reading Condoleezza Ri...
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Solitary Confinement: A Barbaric Canadian Practice
Solitary Confinement: A
Barbaric Canadian Practice On August 2, 2012 I posted a blog called, “Torture
in American Prisons,” which you can find here. https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6700283514603333187#editor/target=post;postID=2920370963420447024;o...
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Book Note: Condoleezza Rice's Extraordinary, ordinary People
Book Note: Condoleezza Rice’s Extraordinary,
Ordinary People People who read this blog will know that I don’t
generally like U.S. Republicans, nor do I like people who support the American
gun lobby. Nevertheless, I have just finished reading Condoleezza Ri...
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Aboriginal Cultural Rights versus a Child's Life: A Canadian Case
Aboriginal Cultural Rights versus a Child’s Life: A Canadian Case Over the last few months an interesting legal case has been going on in Brantford, Ontario, a small city near where I live. The judge’s ruling is likely to generate much commentary and lots o...
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This blog is about human rights. It will contain observations about human rights issues, short book reviews, and some personal reflections.
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Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann is Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, holding a joint appointment in the Department of Global Studies and the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2006 the Human Rights section of the American Political Science Association named Dr. Howard-Hassmann its first Distinguished Scholar of Human Rights.  Since arriving at Laurier in 2003 she has published Compassionate Canadians: Civic Leaders Discuss Human Rights (2003), Reparations to Africa (2008) and Can Globalization Promote Human Rights? (2010), and has also co-edited Economic Rights in Canada and the United States (2006) and The Age of Apology (2008). She established and maintains a website on political apologies, which can be visited at political-apologies.wlu.ca.

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