International Organizations and State Sovereignty A Relationship in Flux

2019 ESIL Annual Conference, Athens  12 September 2019, 11.00 – 13.30 Room 1, 45 Academias Str A Relationship in Flux Programme   11h00 – 11h15 Welcome and Introduction Sufyan Droubi   11h15 – 13h15  Roundtable Convenors 1.     Frederick Cowell (Birkbeck), ‘Defining Sovereignty by Defiance: How sovereign identity is defined through human rights backlash’ 2.     Pola... Continue Reading →

Exploring international organisations’ idiosyncratic reluctance to human rights

Arguing that the realization of the function for which they have been created must take precedence over all other considerations, international organisations have tended to present the realization of that function as essential to protecting universal interests. In doing so, they have however contributed to weakening human rights standards. This contribution explores the reasons of that idiosyncratic reluctance to human rights.

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