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What future policies for protecting human rights? (WPS05/23)

In cooperation with The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Berne and The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo

  • What actions can governments take bilaterally, or multilaterally, to encourage other governments to comply with universal human rights standards?
  • Is it useful to engage with, or isolate, offending governments?
  • How effective are ‘human rights dialogues’?
  • What role does the Human Rights Commission play in advancing multilateral human rights policies, and is it effective in this?
  • Could its performance be improved through its reform?
  • How should the UN Security Council pay more attention to human rights considerations in the action it takes?
  • Are double standards in play?

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