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Encyclopedia of Human Rights wins Dartmouth Medal

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Jan 20/10

The Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Oxford University Press) has won the 2010 Dartmouth Award, a prestigious honor bestowed annually by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) upon a reference work of outstanding quality and significance published in the previous calendar year.

Laurier professor Dr. Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, is a senior editor with the Encyclopedia of Human Rights.  The five-volume Encyclopedia is available online through the Laurier Library (click here for a direct link).

According to RUSA, the Encyclopedia of Human Rights was selected for its comprehensive coverage of a timely and important topic. As a major contribution to the literature of human rights, this “harrowing but important work” chronicles the advances in the human rights movement from 1945 to the present, including such recent issues as the right to health care. Its extensive bibliography and in-depth analysis makes this an essential title for all libraries, the RUSA statement said.


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