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The political implications of a common approach to human rights

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Abstract: The topics of human rights and civil society provoke a lively debate on both sides of the Mediterranean. It is important to underline the fact that in the political arena these two issues are particularly emotive. This paper examines this synergy, looking at the role of external participants (in this case, Europeans) in promoting democratic values, and looking at the reception that has been given to this “interference” by official bodies of the societies in question. The debates and contradictions concerning the issue of human rights and the use to which it has been put – neutral or self-interested – explain the feelings of reticence and suspicion.
Authors: Kawakibi, S.
Series Title: Knowledge Programme Civil Society in West Asia Working Paper
Category: Research
Serial number: 18
ISSN: 2210-3473
Keywords: civil society , human rights
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
Organization: UvA - University of Amsterdam
PAGE: 15
Place: The Hague [etc.]
Publisher: Hivos [etc.]
Year: 2010
Right: © 2010 Hivos & UvA
Subject: Social and Political Change
Title: The political implications of a common approach to human rights