·Sur Journal – Abstract

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New Powers, New Approaches? Human Rights Diplomacy in the 21st Century

The extent to which emerging powers will pursue human rights issues in their foreign policy is more complex than commonly assumed. Although they may be less willing to pursue tactics such as public criticism and conditionality, they may embrace other tactics, including dialogue-driven approaches and thematic-specific standard-setting. As the impact of naming and shaming approaches is in any case contested, such a shift presents both risks and opportunities for the goal of maintaining and improving an effective international regime for the protection of human rights.

Original in English.

Received in October 2013. Accepted in November 2013.