Publication
Title
Human Rights reports from illiberal states
Author
Abstract
While the drafting of human rights reports by illiberal states appears to be a growing phenomenon, such reports have so far received little attention from academics or the human rights community. This essay will review three such reports, drafted by government authorities in China, Russia, and Iran. As substantive documents, these reports may have little to add to our existing knowledge of the target state; they sometimes cite false or unreliable sources, and the conclusions seem predictable and one-sided. While such reports cite laudable objectives, they also seem intended to deflect criticism and justify human rights violations by the drafting state. Nevertheless, such reports may end up producing positive impacts, if only inadvertently.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of human rights practice
Publication
2015
ISSN
1757-9619
1757-9627
Volume/pages
7:1(2015), p. 166-176
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 27.05.2015
Last edited 20.06.2017
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