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Human rights and democracy

Transatlantic relations, human rights and democracy
This group focuses on long-term trends in the global human rights and democracy and on policy adjustments made by the US and the EU. The aim is to assess whether in the field of human rights and democracy the transatlantic relationship is a) drifting apart b) a functional partnership or c) an enduring partnership.

Apr 082013
 

Transworld Paper No.18 by Nelli Babayan and Alessandra Viviani This paper reviews the EU’s conceptualizations of human rights and democracy promotion and its relevant policies to trace adjustments and their possible patterns. Concentrating on policy developments after the 2004 enlargement, scheduled policy reviews, the establishment of new policies, and the Arab Spring, the paper aims [...]

Apr 082013
 

Transworld Paper No.15 by Francesco Francioni and Christine Bakker Faced with humanitarian crises such as those occurring in Syria and Mali today, and in Libya in 2011, the response of the international community has not been consistent and raises many questions, both as to its adequacy, and to its legal foundation. The failure of the [...]

Jan 072013
 

Transworld Working Papers No. 7 by Thomas Risse and Tanja A. Börzel The emergence of a new model of criminal accountability and of the Responsibility to Protect norm has signaled the change within human rights policies. In addition to new actors within human rights – private actors such as rebel groups and firms – the [...]

Jan 072013
 

Transworld Working Paper 06 by Nelli Babayan and Daniela Huber Moving from insignificance to the top of global politics, democracy and human rights promotion has been expected to build on the waves of democratization and ensure rapid development and better protection of human rights. However, while some cases of human rights and democracy promotion have [...]