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Bad People – and How to Be Rid of Them

Geoffrey Robertson's Plan B for punishing human rights abusers: ‘Magnitsky Laws’, which could impose debilitating sanctions on ‘bad people’.

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A Promised Land

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

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Women and Leadership

An inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words.

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