Human Rights

Andrei Sakharov and Human Rights

Andrei Sakharov and Human Rights (2011)

ISBN 978-92-871-6947-1
Type of document : Book
Format : Paper
Size : A5
Language : English
Number of pages : 192

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Price : 19,00 € / $38.00


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Andrei Sakharov, Nobel Peace Prize winner and physicist, was a leading human rights activist in the Soviet Union, and one of the world's great thinkers. His principled messages contributed to the non-violent, revolutionary changes of 1989, and continue to influence work in favour of justice and human rights today. This book, containing selected human rights texts, is published as part of a series of initiatives highlighting how acutely relevant his ideas remain in our time.



Nobel presentation speech         

I. Autobiography
An autobiographical note        
Exile in Gorky
Return to Moscow           

II. Andrei Sakharov's vision and world view
Prologue to My country and the world
Reflections on progress, co-existence and intellectual freedom            
Postscript to Memorandum         
Interview with Olle Stenholm        
Nobel lecture: Peace, progress and human rights     
Open letter to the President of the Academy of Sciences    
Danger of thermonuclear war       
The inevitability of perestroika        
Concluding statement to the First Congress of People's Deputies

III.   Human rights activities
The responsibility of scientists        
Eastern Europe: Sakharov's interview with a correspondent from the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, January 26, 1977
The human rights movement in the USSR
A Chronicle of Current Events 
The Initiative Group for the Defence of Human Rights
The Moscow Human Rights Committee      
The Memorial Society         
Appeals and action
Rehabilitation of Stalin
Prisoners of conscience and political prisoners
Political trials and the rule of law
Abolition of the death penalty
Protection of the environment
International responsibility for human rights
IV.   In tribute
Sergei Kovalev: Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov: Meeting the demands of reason    
Valentin Turchin: My memory of Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov     
Valery Chalidze: Andrei Sakharov and the Russian intelligentsia
Pavel Litvinov: In search of dialogue        
Yuri Orlov 
Interview with President Mikhail Gorbachev
President Boris Yeltsin
President Dmitri Medvedev
Efrem Yankelevich: Sakharov's alternatives
Václav Havel: Preface to the Collected Works of Andrei Sakharov
Adam Michnik: Sakharov from a Polish perspective        
Thomas Hammarberg: The relevance of Andrei Sakharov's example and message on human rights in today's world

1. Andrei Sakharov - a chronology
2. Bibliography

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