Insincere Commitments

Insincere Commitments

Human Rights Treaties, Abusive States, and Citizen Activism

eBook - 2012
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Paradoxically, many governments that persistently violate human rights have also ratified international human rights treaties that empower their citizens to file grievances against them at the United Nations. Therefore, citizens in rights-repressing regimes find themselves with the potentially invaluable opportunity to challenge their government's abuses. Why would rights-violating governments ratify these treaties and thus afford their citizens this right? Can the mechanisms provided in these treaties actually help promote positive changes in human rights?Insincere Commitments uses both quant.
Publisher: Washington D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781589018969
1589018966
9781589018877
1589018877
9781589018877
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 206 pages :) : illustrations

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