Norms and Machinery

Bertrand G. Ramcharan

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

 Norms and Machinery

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This article discusses the revolutionary implications of taking human rights seriously. It discusses two possible analytical lenses that can be used to examine the UN's story. One section highlights the struggle to move forward with the standard that societies should be governed by a basic respect for human rights and without discrimination. The acute difficulties of the UN using the bully pulpit while minding the principles of respect and confidence-building are also examined.

Keywords: human rights; revolutionary implications; analytical lenses; discrimination; acute difficulties; bully pulpit; respect; confidence-building

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Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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