n Historia - South Africa's lamentable legal legacy at the UN
Against the World : South Africa and Human Rights at the United Nations, 1945-1961, J. Shearar : book review

Volume 57, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



Jeremy Shearar's book is "in essence an historico-legal survey", which sets out to explore the mindset of the members of the South African government and "administration officials behind events, whose public faces have often been chronicled". It aims to contribute to the "'external' study of the history of human rights law by considering the constitutional, political, economic and social factors which have impacted on the development of that law and in which South Africa might have played a part" (p 2).

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