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Rosa Freedman, Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights, London, Hurst, 2014, 224 pp., ISBN 9781849044097, (paperback) £16.99

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 January 2015


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8 Alston, P., ‘Against a World Court for Human Rights’ (2014) 28 (2)Ethics & International Affairs 197Google Scholar, at 197.

9 Ibid., at 206.