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Global Governance? : A study of the relationship between NGOs, Human Rights and the UN

Jamison Gromark, Klara (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in world politics in general, and in the United Nations (UN) in particular, is increasingly gaining the attention by scholars of international law, political science and social anthropology. In this study the NGO-UN relation is investigated within the area of Human Rights. This is done by examining how NGOs are perceived by member states within the UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR) during its final meeting sessions. By pursuing a qualitative documentary analysis, analyzing the summary records from the Commission's meetings, arguments against and in favour of enhanced NGO influence are identified. Using extensive earlier research on NGO-UN relations and on the concept of global governance,... (More)
The role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in world politics in general, and in the United Nations (UN) in particular, is increasingly gaining the attention by scholars of international law, political science and social anthropology. In this study the NGO-UN relation is investigated within the area of Human Rights. This is done by examining how NGOs are perceived by member states within the UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR) during its final meeting sessions. By pursuing a qualitative documentary analysis, analyzing the summary records from the Commission's meetings, arguments against and in favour of enhanced NGO influence are identified. Using extensive earlier research on NGO-UN relations and on the concept of global governance, it is concluded that although NGOs are becoming increasingly influential actors on the international arena, several problems impede their influence from growing within the area of Human Rights in the UN. Finally, the study suggests several areas that require future research and more in depth study in order to make predictions about how NGO-UN relations will evolve in the coming decades. (Less)
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author
Jamison Gromark, Klara
supervisor
organization
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
NGOs, Human Rights, The UN, Global Governance, Mänskliga rättigheter, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1317105
date added to LUP
2008-05-27
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  abstract     = {The role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in world politics in general, and in the United Nations (UN) in particular, is increasingly gaining the attention by scholars of international law, political science and social anthropology. In this study the NGO-UN relation is investigated within the area of Human Rights. This is done by examining how NGOs are perceived by member states within the UN Commission on Human Rights (CHR) during its final meeting sessions. By pursuing a qualitative documentary analysis, analyzing the summary records from the Commission's meetings, arguments against and in favour of enhanced NGO influence are identified. Using extensive earlier research on NGO-UN relations and on the concept of global governance, it is concluded that although NGOs are becoming increasingly influential actors on the international arena, several problems impede their influence from growing within the area of Human Rights in the UN. Finally, the study suggests several areas that require future research and more in depth study in order to make predictions about how NGO-UN relations will evolve in the coming decades.},
  author       = {Jamison Gromark, Klara},
  keyword      = {NGOs,Human Rights,The UN,Global Governance,Mänskliga rättigheter,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Global Governance? : A study of the relationship between NGOs, Human Rights and the UN},
  year         = {2008},
}