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Book IV Multilateral Diplomacy, Human Rights, and International Organizations, 17 Human Rights

Amal Clooney

From: Satow's Diplomatic Practice (7th Edition)

Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 March 2023

Consulates — Diplomatic relations — Since World War II — Human rights remedies — Governments

This chapter provides a general overview of international human rights law as well as the diplomat’s role in upholding human rights. Every State that is a member of the United Nations has made a commitment to uphold human rights. Today, a State’s human rights record is routinely scrutinized by the UN and in the media, and compliance with human rights obligations can define a State’s reputation and relations with other States. Diplomats are also increasingly involved in speaking out on behalf of their State about human rights abuses, whether or not these are committed against the State’s own citizens. They are also expected to respond to allegations of human rights abuses levelled against their government.

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