Peaceful offensive in Eastern Europe

“Speaking about Rights” (CHRF newsletter), Vol.10, No.3, 1995

Eastern and Central Europe is relatively new terrain for Canadian Human Rights Foundation’s activities. With the advent of perestroika and glasnost, human rights as a concept gained widespread support and respect in the region. Unfortunately, commitment to human rights is not generally accompanied with practical knowledge of the “letter and spirit” of this concept, including implementation and enforcement of human rights principles at the level of national legislation and practice….