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The UK is inconsistent in its support for human rights and democracy overseas

Wilks-Heeg, Stuart, Blick, Andrew and Crone, Stephen (2013) The UK is inconsistent in its support for human rights and democracy overseas. Democratic Audit UK (10 Nov 2013). Website.

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In the 2012 audit of UK democracy, Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Andrew Blick, and Stephen Crone discussed the role of the UK in promoting democracy and human rights overseas. They found the UK purports to set itself high standards in this area, and has made progress recently by agreeing new international human rights instruments. Our relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights suggest a desire to weaken international standards, however, and our support for human rights is also conditioned by political and commercial concerns.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 11:40
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:16

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