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Human Rights in the World
A Report to the European Parliament
Edited By Ken Coates
87 pages, Illustrated, 5 ¾" x 9"
This report to the European Parliament covers events in the years 1989 and 1990. It registers a considerable growth in the recognition of human rights, and it is particularly concerned to welcome the extension of pluralist democratic norms to so many territories in Central and Eastern Europe. In Latin America and parts of Africa there has also been important progress of this kind. Of course, the report presumes a strong correlation between democratic institutions and the observance of human rights, even if the fit between the two remains far from perfect. At the same time, Human Rights in the World records vast areas of problems and injustice. For instance, wars and sharp political crises still displace millions of people from their homes. The world has 15 million refugees and 20 million other displaced persons. The European Parliament's considered view on these and other human rights matters is set out here.