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The opposition of models and narratives in the field of human rights

Freedman, R., (2023) The opposition of models and narratives in the field of human rights. Report. Publications Office of the European Union, Brussels. pp49. ISBN 9789284804597

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To link to this item DOI: 10.2861/50887


This In-depth analysis focuses on competing human rights narratives, particularly those that challenge or undermine the priorities set out in the European Union (EU) Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024. It identifies the strategies deployed to advance those narratives internationally, some of the main proponents of those narratives and key motivations for those agendas. The paper provides evidence-based recommendations for ways in which the EU may counter those narratives. In particular, it highlights the need for the EU to advance a human rights-centred approach to development and preventing economic insecurity. Human rights should be prioritised across all EU activities with third parties. Moreover, competing human narratives should be countered by strengthening civil society and seeking new ways to oppose the soft power initiatives being deployed to advance competing narratives globally.

Item Type:Report (Report)
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:112614
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union


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