Emerging Powers and Human Rights

In our first discussion our contributors evaluated the stance that newly powerful states take towards human rights. 

Against reductionist views of human rights

July 30, 2017
BY: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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César Rodríguez-Garavito responds to Stephen Hopgood and Aryeh Neier, ...

Twilight or dark glasses? A reply to Eric Posner

December 23, 2014
BY: Beth A. Simmons
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Eric Posner argues that the proliferation of human rights norms is essentially ...

The twilight of human rights law

November 25, 2014
BY: Eric Posner
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The international human rights regime is too expansive in scope and feeble ...

Misunderstanding the mass politics of the rights mission

August 14, 2013
BY: Jack Snyder

The problem with Aryeh Neier’s argument is that, historically, there has ...

It begins and ends with power

August 6, 2013
BY: Stephen Hopgood

The author acknowledges his supporters, but he answers his critics. (See ...

New powers won’t play by old rules

June 24, 2013
BY: David Petrasek
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Expecting new global powers to promote human rights abroad via the United ...

Encouraging stronger engagement by emerging powers on human rights

June 20, 2013
BY: Kenneth Roth, Peggy Hicks
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Resentment of the west is making emerging powers hold back when they could ...

Human rights in the vernacular

June 19, 2013
BY: Jack Snyder
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The road to greater ownership of human rights by emerging powers is a ...

Human rights: past their sell-by date

June 18, 2013
BY: Stephen Hopgood
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It is activists, not states who will make a difference in future. But ...

The struggle for a truly grassroots human rights movement

June 18, 2013
BY: James Ron, David Crow, Shannon Golden
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Using cutting-edge human rights perception polls, the authors explore ...

Challenges and opportunities in a changing world

June 17, 2013
BY: Salil Shetty
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Emerging powers are starting to wield some clout on global rights but ...