Human Rights in a Global World- The New Role played by Transnational, National and Local Actors
2000 (English)In: Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholm University, Stockholm, ISSN 0284 6675, 135-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article suggests a re-interpretation of human rights accountability taking into account the globalization process, the crisis of the modern nation-state and the new role-played by transnational, national and local actors in implementing and developing human rights law. The focus on impact and accountability is meant to demonstrate the importance of, and the legal basis for, broadening human rights advocacy in addressing additional actors. Non-state actors contribute to the production, interpretation and implementation of international human rights norms either directly or indirectly. They have also contributed toward underlining a core of basic values and common concerns on which to build a new normative people-centered framework. To counteract the limits and weakness of the Nation-State, it is imperative to strengthen the transnational advocacy of promotion and protection of human rights, which can create a “cosmopolitan consciousness of human rights" in the global world.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, 2000. 135-153 p.
Human rights, globalization of the legal field, transnational actor, nation state, national sovereignty, plurality of legal orders.
Law and Society
Research subject Public International Law
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122648DiVA: diva2:867623
Conference “Latin American Social Science Research – Swedish Support and Emerging Trends” held at Stockholm 10-11 May, 1999