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Durham University

Department of History

Staff Profile

Dr James Kirby, PhD in History

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CoFund Junior Research Fellow (Modern History) in the Department of History

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Selected Publications

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  • Kirby, James (2018). ‘“When you are weak, you have to stick to principles” Botswana and Anti-Colonialism in Human Rights History’. In The Routledge History of Human Rights. Quataert, Jean & Wildenthal, Lora Routledge.
  • Burke, Roland & Kirby, James (2018). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Politics and Provisions (1945–1948). In International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals, and Courts. Oberleitner, Gerd Springer, Singapore.
  • Burke, Roland & Kirby, James (2016). ‘The Genesis and Evolution of the Post-War Human Rights Project: 1946-1998’. In Current Issues and Controversies in Human Rights. DiGiacomo, Gordon University of Toronto Press. 30-53.

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