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A Fair Weather Champion? - The European Union at the United Nations Human Rights Council

Lindkvist Gustafsson, Linde (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The EUs Common European Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), requires its member states to speak with one voice at the multilateral fora where they are active. This includes the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which replaced the highly discredited UN Commission on Human Rights in 2006. Given that the EU treaty establishes that human rights constitutes founding principle for the European integration project, this could seem as a piece of cake. However, human rights politics is a lot of politics.

This essay attempts to show how the UNHRC as the main global forum for human rights politics, along with the structure of the CFSP and internal differences among EUs member states, hamper the EUs ambitions to construct and execute a... (More)
The EUs Common European Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), requires its member states to speak with one voice at the multilateral fora where they are active. This includes the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which replaced the highly discredited UN Commission on Human Rights in 2006. Given that the EU treaty establishes that human rights constitutes founding principle for the European integration project, this could seem as a piece of cake. However, human rights politics is a lot of politics.

This essay attempts to show how the UNHRC as the main global forum for human rights politics, along with the structure of the CFSP and internal differences among EUs member states, hamper the EUs ambitions to construct and execute a human rights policy that is common and successful in this specific forum. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The EUs Common European Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), requires its member states to speak with one voice at the multilateral fora where they are active. This includes the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which replaced the highly discredited UN Commission on Human Rights in 2006. Given that the EU treaty establishes that human rights constitutes founding principle for the European integration project, this could seem as a piece of cake. However, human rights politics is a lot of politics.

This essay attempts to show how the UNHRC as the main global forum for human rights politics, along with the structure of the CFSP and internal differences among EUs member states, hamper the EUs ambitions to construct and execute a human rights policy that is common and successful in this specific forum.},
  author       = {Lindkvist Gustafsson, Linde},
  keyword      = {EU,Common Foreign And Security Policy,Human Rights Politics,Human Rights Council,United Nations,Public international law,Folkrätt,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Fair Weather Champion? - The European Union at the United Nations Human Rights Council},
  year         = {2008},
}