This is a book about the issue of human rights in international relations, and the response to it both in the foreign policies of states, and in the attitudes of international and non-governmental organisations. Its main purpose is to connect up the issues on the one hand and responses on the other, rather than, as is often the case, considering each in isolation. A concluding chapter draws together the assembled material in a general overview of the place of human rights in the practice of international politics. The book ranges across the whole international spectrum, and its importance lies partly in its collection of case material, partly in its linkage of issues to responses, and partly in its overall conclusions about the role and impact of human rights in international relations.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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Table of Contents
Contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction R. J Vincent; Part I. Issues: 2. Is there an African concept of human rights? Rhoda Howard; 3. South Africa Dan Keohane; 4. The Soviet Union Arfon Rees; 5. The Palestinians and their right to self-determination Sally Morphet; 6. Domestic policies and external influences on the human rights debate in Latin America Francisco Vicuna; 7. Northern Ireland Charles Townsend; 8. The United Nations, UNESCO and the debate on information rights Clare Wells; Part II. Responses: 9. The United States James Mayall; 10. Europe Christopher Brewin; 11. The Third World J. A. Ferguson; 12. The United Nations Robin Chatterjie; 13. Non-governmental organisations J. D. Armstrong; 14. Conclusion R. J. Vincent; Index.