‘Human Rights Practice: Terms and Conditions Apply’: 27 Nov in NUI Galway

Posted: November 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Attracta Ingram

A talk by Professor Attracta Ingram
Friday  27 November 2015 at 2.30 pm in Room 333, Aras Moyola, National University of Ireland Galway.
All welcome!
Organised by the Power, Conflict and Ideology Cluster in the School of Political Science & Sociology

Abstract
Human rights are increasingly used to justify a variety of Western interventions in the affairs of other nations, sometimes, but not always,  acting with an UN mandate.  This development became most evident in the military interventions in Somalia, Haiti, and the former Yugoslavia. Less dramatically, measures such as sanctions and conditions on aid have long been used against the more egregious human rights-abusing regimes.  At an everyday political level Western politicians are commonly expected to raise human rights issues on state occasions and trade missions with countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Burma, and many others.    As reflected in the world of ideas, this development of human rights practice…

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