- 2016 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction)
Shows how human rights became the primary language for social change in Canada and how a single decade became the locus for that emergence. The author argues that the 1970s was a critical moment in human rights history—one that transformed political culture, social movements, law, and foreign policy. The book explains that human rights are a distinct social practice, and it documents those social conditions that made human rights significant at a particular historical moment.