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Between Justice and Politics is a background of the 1st fifty years of the Ligue des droits de l'Homme—the League of the Rights of guy. this is often the 1st book-length examine of the Ligue in any language, and it's proficient by means of the lately on hand records of the association. based in the course of the Dreyfus Affair, the Ligue took as its mandate the safety of human rights in all their kinds. The primary argument of this book—and the purpose on which it differs from all different writings at the subject—is that the Ligue usually did not dwell as much as its mandate due to its simultaneous dedication to left-wing politics. by way of the overdue Thirties the Ligue used to be in disarray, and through the Nineteen Forties a couple of its contributors opted to guard the Vichy regime of Marshal Petain.

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