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نویسنده

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10.22096/hr.2020.121454.1197

چکیده

The recent creation of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations constituted another opportunity for the United States to take positive leadership towards a greater level of human rights implementation. This opportunity for significant and timely paradigm shift has passed with too little fanfare. The US refusal to run for election to the HRC, while not a crippling blow, does deprive it of the influence of the most powerful nation in the world. The US’ ability and willingness to evade scrutiny of its human rights record is an important symbolic setback for human rights progress. This most recent disappointing performance leaves a leadership vacuum which other less powerful nation-states are unlikely to fill.
Are nation-states willing to or capable of generating a shift towards more complete fulfillment of global human rights? If not, what other actors might take a “prime mover” role?

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عنوان مقاله [English]

Towards a Culture of Human Rights: World Religions and National Accountability

نویسنده [English]

  • Josh Brubaker

Lecturer at Eastern Mennonite University. USA

چکیده [English]

The recent creation of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations constituted another opportunity for the United States to take positive leadership towards a greater level of human rights implementation. This opportunity for significant and timely paradigm shift has passed with too little fanfare. The US refusal to run for election to the HRC, while not a crippling blow, does deprive it of the influence of the most powerful nation in the world. The US’ ability and willingness to evade scrutiny of its human rights record is an important symbolic setback for human rights progress. This most recent disappointing performance leaves a leadership vacuum which other less powerful nation-states are unlikely to fill.
Are nation-states willing to or capable of generating a shift towards more complete fulfillment of global human rights? If not, what other actors might take a “prime mover” role?

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • Culture
  • human rights
  • Religion
  • National Accountability
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