Globalization and Human Rights

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This paper examines the interconnections between globalization and human rights from two perspectives. First, how are the forces of globalization affecting the prospects of achieving human rights – especially, social and economic rights – in the developing world? Second, what kinds of action, if any, can be taken – at both national and international levels – so that globalization can be conducive to, or at least compatible with, the goal of achieving human rights? The central argument of the paper is that there is nothing deterministic about the impact of globalization on the ability or incentives of nation states to discharge their human rights obligations. As in all spheres, globalization entails both constraints and opportunities, and much depends on how national and international policies attempt to deal with them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics of International Human Rights Law
Subtitle of host publicationGovernance, Distributive Justice and International Relations
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 May 2022


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