Would You Believe...the Helsinki Accords Changed the World?: Human Rights And, for Decades, Security in Europe (Hardcover)

Would You Believe...the Helsinki Accords Changed the World?: Human Rights And, for Decades, Security in Europe By Peter L. W. Osnos, Holly Cartner (With) Cover Image

Would You Believe...the Helsinki Accords Changed the World?: Human Rights And, for Decades, Security in Europe (Hardcover)

$25.95


In Stock - Please Allow Processing Time
2 on hand, as of May 21 11:07am
(World History)

Would
You Believe. . .
When the Helsinki Accords were signed on August 1, 1975, the
likelihood they would have a profound and lasting impact on the world were very
small. Which is why a book about them after a half century is both surprisingly
topical and well worth reading for anyone with an interest in modern history.

The
thirty-five signatories were the nations of Europe, the United States and
Canada at was formally known as the Conference of Security and Cooperation in
Europe. The Final Act of CSCE contained detailed provisions on respect for
human rights and set country borders that essentially held until Russia invaded
Ukraine in February,2022.

Only
15 years after the summit signing, the Soviet Union imploded and its Eastern
European satellites broke with Communism and the broad range of human rights
issues -civil, social, economic, and political - were a major factor in this
historic turning point.

Peter
L.W. Osnos' expertise on the history of the accords is vast, as a journalist
and publisher. His narrative writing skill is widely recognized. Holly Cartner provides a vivid account of how
a small organization called Helsinki Watch became Human Rights Watch, the most important
global NGO in its field.

Product Details ISBN: 9781735996899
ISBN-10: 1735996890
Publisher: Platform Books, LLC
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English