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Protecting the Individual from International Authority
Human Rights in International Organizations

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  • Editors:
  • Monika Heupel, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany
  • Michael Zürn, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Michael Zuern, Monika Heupel, Gisela Hirschmann, Theresa Reinold
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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107170827

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  • International organizations (IOs) develop institutional provisions to make sure that their policies do not violate human rights. Accordingly, whilst IOs have a greater scope of action and ability to promote collective goods than ever before, they also have a greater capacity to do harm. Based on ten case studies on UN and EU sanctions policy, UN and NATO peacekeeping, and World Bank and IMF lending, this book examines human rights violations which can arise from the actions of IOs rather than those of states. It further explains how powerful IOs have introduced human rights protection provisions and analyzes the features of these provisions, including differences in their design and quality. This book provides evidence of a novel legitimation strategy authoritative IOs draw on that has, as yet, never been systematically studied before.

    • Provides ten in-depth empirical and analytical case studies to corroborate the theory of international organization acceptance of human rights standards
    • Examines human rights protection as an international organization legitimation strategy, which until now has been otherwise largely neglected
    • Identifies a close link between the rise of authority and increasing demands for legitimation, showing the need of authoritative international organizations to legitimate themselves
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    'In our time, international organizations, having gained the authority to influence the lives of individuals through peacekeeping, sanctions, and development lending, have increasingly committed themselves to respect the human rights of those individuals. In this excellent, original, and rigorous book, the authors explore and explain the varied ways in which the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and NATO have committed to protecting the human rights of vulnerable individuals. Vital reading for all students of international law, international organizations, and global governance.' Mark A. Pollack, Temple University, Philadelphia

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107170827
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Human rights protection in international organizations: an introduction Michael Zuern and Monika Heupel
    2. Conceptual framework Monika Heupel and Gisela Hirschmann
    3. UN sanctions policy and the protection of subsistence rights: fighting off a reputational crisis Monika Heupel
    4. UN sanctions policy and the protection of due process rights: making use of global legal pluralism Monika Heupel
    5. EU sanctions policy and the protection of subsistence rights: learning from the early mover Monika Heupel
    6. EU sanctions policy and the protection of due process rights: judicial lawmaking by the court of justice of the EU Monika Heupel
    Notes on chapters 3-6 Monika Heupel
    7. UN peacekeeping and the protection of physical integrity rights: when protectors become perpetrators Gisela Hirschmann
    8. UN peacekeeping and the protection of due process rights: learning how to protect the rights of detainees Gisela Hirschmann
    9. NATO peacekeeping and the protection of the right to bodily integrity and the right not to be enslaved: domestic channels for NATO reform Gisela Hirschmann
    10. NATO peacekeeping and the protection of due process rights: the OSCE and Council of Europe as advocates for the rights of detainees Gisela Hirschmann
    Notes on chapters 7-10 Gisela Hirschmann
    11. Human rights protection in World Bank lending: following the lead of the US Congress Monika Heupel
    12. Human rights protection in IMF lending: organizational inertia and the limits of like-minded institution-building Theresa Reinold
    Notes on Chapters 11-12 Monika Heupel
    13. The rise of human rights protection in international organizations - results and theoretical implications Monika Heupel and Michael Zuern
    Appendix I. List of interviews
    Appendix II. Values of human rights protection provisions.

  • Editors

    Monika Heupel, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany
    Monika Heupel is Junior Professor for International and European Politics at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany.

    Michael Zürn, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
    Michael Zuern is Director of the Global Governance unit at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and Professor of International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin.


    Michael Zuern, Monika Heupel, Gisela Hirschmann, Theresa Reinold

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