Department

Political Science and International Affairs

Additional Department

School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-31-2016

Abstract

While the concepts of human rights and peace are increasingly linked in the study and practice of International Relations, there is great variance and inconsistency in how the concept of peace is discussed in the study and practice of human rights. We conduct an examination of the websites of human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) affiliated with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, to explore whether and how human rights and peace are linked. Religiously-affiliated and women’s NGOs typically link these concepts, while non-Western NGOs stress peace over human rights.

Journal

International Studies Perspectives

Journal ISSN

1528-3577

Volume

18

Issue

1

First Page

81

Last Page

109

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1093/isp/ekw001

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