FEATURING - Against the World: South Africa and human rights at the United Nations 1945-1961 by Jeremy Shearer.

Posted on January 21, 2019

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Against the World: South Africa and human rights at the United Nations 1945-1961 by Jeremy Shearer.

'Against the World' maps South Africa’s journey to increasing isolation in the United Nations, from a respected member in 1945 to a pariah in the early sixties. This book reveals how this country became the main architect of its own growing isolation, since it refused to modify domestic policies that alienated even its potential allies. Its low profile in debates and constant abstention on human rights instruments were seen as a lack of interest in global humanitarian affairs.

Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/767700275 

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 LIbrary, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

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