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Promoting human rights?

Sjöblom, Sanna LU (2010) MRSK30 20101
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to examine how trade affects human rights. By assuming that the liberalisation of trade affects the economic growth positively, its enforcement mechanism of human rights is somewhat doubtful. By examining a not yet official copy of a free trade agreement recently signed between the human rights-promoter the European Union, and the infamous human rights-violator Colombia, focus will be put on the presence of human rights and the strengthening of them through the document, to see what has been done to promote these. By using theories of trade and the effect it can have on a state and its population, articles as well as other agreements are investigated throughout the essay. Reports made about the agreement... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to examine how trade affects human rights. By assuming that the liberalisation of trade affects the economic growth positively, its enforcement mechanism of human rights is somewhat doubtful. By examining a not yet official copy of a free trade agreement recently signed between the human rights-promoter the European Union, and the infamous human rights-violator Colombia, focus will be put on the presence of human rights and the strengthening of them through the document, to see what has been done to promote these. By using theories of trade and the effect it can have on a state and its population, articles as well as other agreements are investigated throughout the essay. Reports made about the agreement during its taking shape presented a big initiative from the state-parties when it came to the question of human rights. However, when studying the document the result of the effort to promote human rights is disappointing. The document refers to another agreement signed between the two actors regarding human rights, not enforcing them the way it was hoped and expected to be. The purpose of this thesis is to examine how trade affects human rights. By assuming that the liberalisation of trade affects the economic growth positively, its enforcement mechanism of human rights is somewhat doubtful. By examining a not yet official copy of a free trade agreement recently signed between the human rights-promoter the European Union, and the infamous human rights-violator Colombia, focus will be put on the presence of human rights and the strengthening of them through the document, to see what has been done to promote these. By using theories of trade and the effect it can have on a state and its population, articles as well as other agreements are investigated throughout the essay. Reports made about the agreement during its taking shape presented a big initiative from the state-parties when it came to the question of human rights. However, when studying the document the result of the effort to promote human rights is disappointing. The document refers to another agreement signed between the two actors regarding human rights, not enforcing them the way it was hoped and expected to be. (Less)
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author
Sjöblom, Sanna LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A case study of the focus on human rights in the FTA between the EU and Colombia
course
MRSK30 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
the European Union (EU), economic growth, Colombia, human rights, free trade agreement, FTA
language
English
id
1609332
date added to LUP
2010-07-28 17:44:41
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2014-09-04 08:27:54
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to examine how trade affects human rights. By assuming that the liberalisation of trade affects the economic growth positively, its enforcement mechanism of human rights is somewhat doubtful. By examining a not yet official copy of a free trade agreement recently signed between the human rights-promoter the European Union, and the infamous human rights-violator Colombia, focus will be put on the presence of human rights and the strengthening of them through the document, to see what has been done to promote these. By using theories of trade and the effect it can have on a state and its population, articles as well as other agreements are investigated throughout the essay. Reports made about the agreement during its taking shape presented a big initiative from the state-parties when it came to the question of human rights. However, when studying the document the result of the effort to promote human rights is disappointing. The document refers to another agreement signed between the two actors regarding human rights, not enforcing them the way it was hoped and expected to be.  The purpose of this thesis is to examine how trade affects human rights. By assuming that the liberalisation of trade affects the economic growth positively, its enforcement mechanism of human rights is somewhat doubtful. By examining a not yet official copy of a free trade agreement recently signed between the human rights-promoter the European Union, and the infamous human rights-violator Colombia, focus will be put on the presence of human rights and the strengthening of them through the document, to see what has been done to promote these. By using theories of trade and the effect it can have on a state and its population, articles as well as other agreements are investigated throughout the essay. Reports made about the agreement during its taking shape presented a big initiative from the state-parties when it came to the question of human rights. However, when studying the document the result of the effort to promote human rights is disappointing. The document refers to another agreement signed between the two actors regarding human rights, not enforcing them the way it was hoped and expected to be.},
  author       = {Sjöblom, Sanna},
  keyword      = {the European Union (EU),economic growth,Colombia,human rights,free trade agreement,FTA},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Promoting human rights?},
  year         = {2010},
}