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The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy - Peter R. Baehr

The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy

Paperback Published: 18th December 2003
ISBN: 9781403904645
Number Of Pages: 165

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Governments use human rights both as a tool and as an objective of foreign policy. The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy analyzes conflicting policy goals such as peace and security, economic relations and development cooperation. The use of diplomatic, economic and military means is discussed, together with the role of state actors, intergovernmental organizations and non-state actors.

PETER R. BAEHR is Honorary Professor of Human Rights and a former Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University. He has served as Staff Director and later member of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) in The Hague. He is a member of the Commission on Human Rights of the Netherlands Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). He has been Professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam and Professor of Human Rights and Foreign Policy at Leiden University.

Forewordp. viii
Prefacep. x
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Preface to the Third Revised Editionp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Human rights as a part of foreign policyp. 1
Human rightsp. 3
Rights of the individualp. 4
Government abstentionp. 5
Categories of rightsp. 6
Hierarchy of human rightsp. 8
Vertical and horizontal effectp. 9
Human rights and the international contextp. 10
The period before 1945p. 10
The Cold Warp. 12
The 1980s and 1990sp. 15
Human rights and the national contextp. 18
Views regarding the role of morality and human rights in international politicsp. 18
Small states and superpowersp. 20
Conclusionp. 22
Contemporary Issuesp. 23
Introductionp. 23
The universal character of human rightsp. 24
Collective rightsp. 28
Economic, social and cultural rightsp. 32
Combating impunityp. 36
Truth and reconciliation commissionsp. 38
Conclusionp. 42
Dilemmas of Foreign Policyp. 45
Introductionp. 45
Conflicting policy goalsp. 47
Peace and securityp. 47
Economic relationsp. 51
Development cooperationp. 56
Other dilemmasp. 63
Selectivityp. 63
Consistencyp. 64
Effectivenessp. 65
Joint activitiesp. 66
Conclusionp. 67
Policy Instrumentsp. 69
Introductionp. 69
Diplomatic meansp. 70
Economic meansp. 73
Economic sanctionsp. 73
Development aidp. 77
Military means: intervention for humanitarian purposesp. 78
Apartheid by way of examplep. 86
Conclusionp. 87
Actors: States and Intergovernmental Organizationsp. 89
Introductionp. 89
Statesp. 90
The United Statesp. 90
The Netherlandsp. 95
International organizationsp. 101
The United Nationsp. 101
The Council of Europep. 105
The European Unionp. 107
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europep. 108
The Organization of American Statesp. 110
The African Unionp. 111
Conclusionp. 113
Non-state Actorsp. 115
Introductionp. 115
Non-governmental organizationsp. 116
Multinational corporationsp. 122
Other non-state actorsp. 126
Conclusionp. 128
Concluding Observationsp. 129
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 133
Notesp. 139
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9781403904645
ISBN-10: 1403904642
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 165
Published: 18th December 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 13.87  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised