Human Rights and Humanitarian Diplomacy Negotiating for Human Rights Protection and Humanitarian Access

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  • Copyright: 2015-11-19
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Human Rights Diplomacy provides an up to date and accessible overview of the field, and serves as a practical guide to those seeking to engage in human rights work. Kelly-Kate Pease uses clear language and practical examples to teach readers the difficult skill of systematically looking at human rights and humanitarian negotiations. After a brief overview of human rights and what is meant by diplomacy, Pease argues that while human rights are internationally recognized, important disagreements exist on definition, priority and implementation. With the help of Human Rights Diplomacy, these differences can be bridged, and a new generation of human rights professionals will build better relationships.

- Identifies different actors/key officials at different levels who engage in diplomacy and review both private (quiet) and public diplomacy
- Shows how to navigate competing world-views, understandings, and prioritizations of human rights
- Helps readers develop structure and strategy for negotiations
- Includes practical insights from working professionals as well as academic perspective
- Guides readers and classrooms with discussion questions, key terms, and suggestions for further reading

Author Biography

Kelly McBride is Administrator at the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, Webster University, USA.

Kelly-Kate Pease is Professor of International Relations at Webster University, USA. She is the author of International Organizations: Perspectives on Global Governance (2009) and co-author of The United Nations and Changing World Politics (2013).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction - Overview of Human Rights Diplomacy

Part I: States and Human Rights
Chapter 2: The Centrality of the State
Chapter 3: Inside the Black Box: Ambassadors and the Foreign Service

Part II: Intergovernmental Organizations and Human Rights
Chapter 4: The United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, the Organization of American States, and the Association of South East Asian States
Chapter 5: International Civil Service

Part III: Nongovernmental Organizations and Human RightsChapter 6: Civil Society, NGOS, and Human Rights
Chapter 7: The Foot Soldiers

Conclusion: Challenges


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