The International Commission of Jurists
Global Advocates for Human Rights
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
376 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm, 23 illus.
- ISBN: 9780812232547
- Published: May 1994
Since its founding in 1952, the International Commission of Jurists has inspired the international human rights movement with persistent demands that governments obey the rule of law.
"This is the definitive history of a nongovernmental organization based in Geneva and well known to specialists on human rights."—Choice
"An in-depth study of one of the most significant nongovernmental organizations concerning itself with human rights. . . . The great strength of this book is its comprehensive description of the work of the ICJ from its inception."—Journal of Law and Society
"Excellent."—Cambridge Law Journal
"For historical detail, systematic analysis, and practical prescriptions for effective NGO action, Howard Tolley, Jr. has set a high standard in a much needed field of scholarly work. The research invested in this volume yields a workmanlike study which shows considerable insight into the origins and activities of an influential and elite agglomeration of lawyers, judges, and law professors in the post-World War II period."—Human Rights Quarterly