Publication
Title
When interests meet norms : the relevance of human rights for peace and power-sharing
Author
Abstract
A typical feature of contemporary peace accords and power-sharing agreements are references to human rights. Using a data set of 82 peace agreements from 20 sub-Saharan African countries signed between 1989 and 2011, this article studies the prevalence, origin and relevance of human rights norms to power-sharing agreements. We argue that a fine balance needs to be struck between resolving conflicts and addressing human rights concerns. While most peace and conflict literature so far focuses on war termination, more scholarly attention is due for the role of human rights and their potential in achieving durable peace.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of human rights
International Journal of Human Rights
Publication
2013
ISSN
1364-2987
Volume/pages
17:2(2013), p. 183-203
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
VABB-SHW
Record
Identification
Creation 30.01.2013
Last edited 14.01.2016
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