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Introduction

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
Chapter
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

Upon joining the UN to take forward a human rights policy agenda, Theo van Boven marshalled his compassion, courage, education, intellect, strong principles and pragmatism to shape policies that would orient the UN towards real protection of human rights.

Keywords

Theo van Boven, joining the Division of Human Rights Human Rights and the Cold War Policy innovations aimed at protection of human rights 

Reference

  1. van Boven TC (1977) “Partners in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights”, in Netherlands International Law Review 24: 55–71.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
    • 1
  1. 1.Airlie MountAlythUK

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