Non-Governmental Human Rights Organizations in International Relations

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byPeter R. Baehr

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Human rights play a crucial role in today's international relations. They provide standards to which states must conform when dealing with their own citizens. Non-governmental human rights organizations remind states of their obligations in that field. Without this, human rights would have drifted to the bottom of the international agenda.

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Human rights play a crucial role in today's international relations. They provide standards to which states must conform when dealing with their own citizens. Non-governmental human rights organizations remind states of their obligations in that field. Without this, human rights would have drifted to the bottom of the international age...

PETER R. BAEHR is Honorary Professor of Human Rights and a former Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.66 × 5.69 × 0.72 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230201342

ISBN - 13:9780230201347

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Table of Contents

Preface *  List of Abbreviations * Introduction * Legitimacy * Independence * The United Nations
* The Promotion of Human Rights: Standard-Setting * The Protection of Human Rights * Non-Governmental Entities * Conclusions * Appendices * Notes * List of Interviewed Persons  * Bibliography * Index