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Human rights diplomacy [electronic resource] : contemporary perspectives /
edited by Michael O'Flaherty ... [et al.].
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.
description
xvi, 301 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004195165 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004195165 (hardback : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.
isbn
9004195165 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004195165 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Framework for the analysis of human rights diplomacy / George Ulrich -- A short reflection on human rights diplomacy / Robert Archer -- The role of human rights ambassadors in human rights diplomacy : perspectives from Spain / Silvia Escobar -- Human rights diplomacy of small states / Eamonn Mac Aodha -- The European Union as a human rights actor / Toby King -- Human rights diplomacy and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights / Thomas Hammarberg and Isil Gachet -- Human rights diplomacy from a UN perspective : a complement to advocacy / Ibrahim Salama -- The United Nations Human Rights Treaty bodies as diplomatic actors / Michael O'Flaherty -- The human rights diplomacy of the UN Secretary-General / Bertrand G. Ramcharan -- Human rights diplomacy of the United Nations Security Council / Joanna Weschler -- Conference diplomacy and human rights / Zdzislaw Kedzia -- Human rights diplomacy : the NGO role / Peggy Hicks -- National human rights institutions as diplomacy actors / Kirsten Roberts -- The relevance of the multi-stakeholder approach and multi-track diplomacy for human rights diplomacy / Wolfgang Benedek.
general note
Based on presentations from the High-Level Workshop on Human Rights Diplomacy at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice, 30-31 January 2009.--Forword.
catalogue key
11666717
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-292) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael O'Flaherty is Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and holds the Chair in Applied Human Rights at the University of Nottingham. He serves as Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Previously he held a number of senior positions with the United Nations, both at headquarters and in the field. Zdzislaw Kedzia holds the Chair of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law and Administration Adams Mickiewicz University of Poznan and is a Vice-Chairperson of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. He previously worked for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Polish Diplomatic service. His teaching and publications focus on international human rights law and constitutional law. Amrei Mller is a research assistant at the University of Zurich, School of Law. She recently obtained a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham. She was project officer for the project on Human Rights Diplomacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and has previously worked for the German Institute for Human Rights. George Ulrich is Rector of the Riga Graduate School of law. He previously served as Secretary General of the European Inter University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation and as Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Human Rights. His publications cover the philosophy of human rights, international medical ethics and professional ethics.
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Summaries
Main Description
This collection of essays explores the notion, tools and challenges of human rights diplomacy, which is understood as the utilisation of diplomatic negotiation and persuasion for the specific purpose of promoting and protecting human rights. Theoretical reflections are combined with first-hand accounts from a range of policy-makers involved in human rights diplomacy at the bilateral, regional and multilateral (UN) level. Contributors include inter-governmentally appointed office-holders, human rights ambassadors, members of UN human rights treaty bodies and representatives of inter-governmental organisations, national human rights organisations and non-governmental organisations. Their analysis shows that skilful and principled diplomacy can become a crucial part of a holistic approach to human rights protection, complementing other means such as legal remedies, public advocacy, political pressure and technical assistance. This book builds on discussions at a high-level workshop on the topic, organised by the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation and the Adam Mickiewicz University of Pozna .
Long Description
The Nottingham Studies on Human Rightsseries contains monographs and collections of essays on current issues within the field of human rights. It is published under the auspices of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Nottingham.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This series contains monographs and collections of essays on current issues within the field of human rights. The chapters in this book cover a short reflection on human rights diplomacy, the European Union as a human rights actor, conference diplomacy and human rights, and much more.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
List of Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Introduction: Human Rights Diplomacy Contemporary Perspectivesp. 1
Framework for the Analysis of Human Rights Diplomacyp. 19
A Short Reflection on Human Rights Diplomacyp. 43
The Role of Human Rights Ambassadors in Human Rights Diplomacy-Perspectives from Spainp. 59
Human Rights Diplomacy of Small Statesp. 69
The European Union as a Human Rights Actorp. 77
Human Rights Diplomacy and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rightsp. 101
Human Rights Diplomacy from a UN Perspective: A Complement to Advocacyp. 129
The United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies as Diplomatic Actorsp. 155
The Human Rights Diplomacy of the UN Secretary-Generalp. 173
Human Rights Diplomacy of the United Nations Security Councilp. 191
Conference Diplomacy and Human Rightsp. 201
Human Rights Diplomacy: The NGO Rolep. 217
National Human Rights Institutions as Diplomacy Actorsp. 223
The Relevance of the Multi-Stakeholder Approach and Multi-Track Diplomacy for Human Rights Diplomacyp. 251
Annex: Report on the High-Level Workshop on Human Rights Diplomacy Venice, 30-31 January 2009p. 263
Select Bibliographyp. 289
Indexp. 293
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