Civil Society, Conflicts and the Politicization of Human Rights
Editor Marchetti, Raffaele
Title Civil Society, Conflicts and the Politicization of Human Rights Publication Date 2011 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages 259 pages Language eng Abstract
This publication explores violence, conflict and peace. It focuses on the non-governmental component in ethno-policitcal conflicts. Civil society actors, or "conflict society organizations" (CoSOs), are increasingly central in view of the complexity of contemporary ethno-political conflicts. CoSOs are key players in ethno-political conflicts, both as violators and as promoters of human rights. Nevertheless, the precise relationships underpinning the human rights-civil society-conflict nexus have not been fully examined. This volume analyses the impact of civil society on ethno-political conflicts through their human rights-related activities, and identifies the means to strengthen the complementarity between civil society and international governmental actors in promoting peace. These aims are addressed in case studies on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Turkey's Kurdish question, and Israel-Palestine.
Copyright Holder UNU Copyright Year 2011 Copyright type Creative commons ISBN 9789280811995
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