Bridging the Gap between Human Rights and Peace: An Analysis of NGOs and the United Nations Human Rights Council
Political Science and International Affairs
School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development
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.
International Studies Perspectives
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