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(015) THE EU AND HUMAN RIGHTS AT THE UN – 2009 REVIEW
(015) THE EU AND HUMAN RIGHTS AT THE UN – 2009 REVIEW

Author(s): Richard Gowan, Franziska Brantner
Subject(s): International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Studies in violence and power
Published by: ECFR European Council on Foreign Relations
Keywords: Human Rights policy;
Summary/Abstract: Last September, the European Council on Foreign Relations published a report warning that the European Union faced a “slow-motion crisis” at the United Nations, as a growing number of its former allies were beginning to oppose its vision of multilateralism and human rights. While the EU had grown increasingly internally cohesive on human rights votes, its reluctance to use ist leverage and its failure to reach out to moderate states were handing the initiative to defenders of traditional sovereignty like China, Russia and their allies. This is the first in an ongoing series of annual updates on the EU’s performance in human rights debates at the UN, published in the run-up to the opening of the UN General Assembly. It covers the most recent Assembly session, from September 2008 to July 2009.

  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English