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DEDIJER: The Universal Validity of Human Rights. An Interdisciplinary Analysis. The Case of Russell Tribunals



An uncommon book on a Yugoslav politician in exile Vladimir Dedier and the Bernard Russell Piece Foundation with articles in different languages was published for a a World Congress on Human Rights in Tension in Rio de Janero in 182. The copy was signed by Vladimir Dedijer.

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The privately published book with letters and articles in English, French, Serbian and German languages, all regarding a Yugoslav politician in exile Vladimir Dedijer and the Bernard Russell Peace Foundation, was edited by professor Rudolf Rizman for a World Congress in Rio de Janero on Human Rights in Tension.

The letters also include the correspondence between Dediar and Lord Bernard Russell (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation) and Jean-Paul Sartre- Dedijer, together with Jean-Paul Sartre, chaired the Bertrand Russell International Tribune on War Crimes in the role of the first vice-president. 

Vladimir Dedijer (1914 – 1990) was one of the most internationally prominent Yugoslavian historians and civil rights activists. He initially worked as a journalist, and this led him to travel to Spain where he supported the Republicans during that country’s Civil War. In 1941, he joined the Partisans where he attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel, becoming a close advisor to Marshal Tito. After the war he taught at the University of Belgrade and was appointed to the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Party, but, in 1954, following a contretemps with Tito, was banished from all power circles. He left Yugoslavia in 1959, where he spent the rest of his life teaching and writing, associated with some of the world’s leading universities, such as Princeton, Stanford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. He became an internationally prominent human rights activist and an important historian of World War II and its aftermath.

The book is signed on the cover by Vladimir Dedijer (Vlado Dedijer).

The book was published privately by professor Rudolf Rizman in Kamnik, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia).

We could only trace five examples in libraries worldwide.

References: OCLC 941635614.

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