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Master Thesis

Le plaidoyer non gouvernemental en faveur des droits de l'homme

Abstract : Since they wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the states drew up a multitude of treaties and agreements aiming at making the respect of human rights compulsory. However, if significant progress, such as the implementation of a system of international justice, cannot be denied, it also appears that states often have to select interests of higher priority over human rights when they work, out their diplomacy. Interests defended by states in the international gambling often conflict with non-governmental organisations' objectives to respect and promote human rights. In order to pursue these objectives, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch built transnational resources aiming at pressing on international negotiations. Advocacy work towards governments, multinational firms, intergovernmental institutions or public opinions characterizes these NGOs activities. Advocacy work includes developing a strong expertise on human rights issues, spreading this expertise by making information public, organising mobilisation campaigns and denouncing abuses permanently in order to press decision-makers to follow the remedies drafted by non-govemmental organisations. Non-govemmental organisations have already proven their ability to put their favourite issues on the international political agenda. Our hypothesis is that the advocacy work performed by NGOs has transformed them in international political actors who take part in the drawing up of international rules.
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Flore Tixier. Le plaidoyer non gouvernemental en faveur des droits de l'homme. Science politique. 2008. ⟨dumas-00809673⟩



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