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Making Human Rights a Reality

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton


In the last six decades, one of the most striking developments in international law is the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. In many countries, though, there is little relationship between international law and the actual protection of human rights on the ground. This book takes a fresh look at why it's been so hard for international law to have much impact in parts of the world where human rights are most at risk. The book argues that more progress is possible if human rights promoters work strategically with the group of states that h ... More

Keywords: international law, human rights protection, international human rights law, nongovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691155357
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, author
University of California, Davis