Ethical Dimensions of the Foreign Policy of the European by Urfan Khaliq

By Urfan Khaliq

This booklet was once one in every of six short-listed books for the distinguished Peter Birks SLS Prize for impressive contribution to criminal scholarship for 2009 and likewise was once the winner of the 2009 Universities organization for modern ecu reports (UACES) e-book Prize for the 'most significant and unique contribution to wisdom within the sector of eu Studies'.

It was once reviewed in 47(4) magazine of universal industry experiences (2009) p.421 a part of the evaluation reads:

'The eu Union treaties position the global merchandising of human rights and democracy on the center of either the typical international and safety coverage and group improvement and monetary co-operation with 3rd nations. Urfan Khaliq's painstakingly distinctive learn analyses the level to which the european has positioned those lofty beliefs into perform. .... This ebook is solidly in accordance with meticulous actual, in addition to criminal, learn and represents the main certain empirical examine thus far on human rights within the EU's exterior kin. .....Dr Khaliq's research by no means follows the simple direction of easily castigating the european for failing to base its exterior family members in basic terms on human rights matters - notwithstanding he doesn't cut back from declaring transparent examples of disasters to react to egregious human rights violations - yet is unfailingly balanced and even-handed. Few might quarrel together with his end that whereas ecu rules during this zone are neither constant nor coherent, however the ecu occasionally achieves its ambitions and in a few respects makes a big contribution to the advertising of human rights. This e-book is vital analyzing for a person attracted to the limitations on, and chances of, human rights diplomacy.'


This assessment concludes, 'Khaliq has written a powerful publication. it's wealthy either in empirical element and criminal research. Khaliq has made an important contribution to a most vital dialogue. The publication is extremely recommendable to any reader drawn to the connection among european overseas coverage and overseas law.'

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This chapter will deal first with some of the policy issues and then with the legal considerations which arise under international law from adopting and implementing such an approach to foreign policy. 14 The pursuance and promotion of the values as presented and identified by the Union in its foreign policy formulation is primarily concerned with the third of these categories, although it can encompass the first and second of these categories also. Pursuing values will require the Union to take into account and be sensitive to the interests of individuals in third states.

EU Enlargement: a Legal Approach (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004). 1 The decision to promote such values also stems from the desire, or at the least acquiescence, of the domestic constituency to engage in such practices. Prior to the 2004 enlargement of the European Union it was estimated, for example, that 81 per cent of the Union’s population felt that the Union should promote human 1 For example, Jose Pereira, during the Portuguese Presidency of the Council at a conference entitled, ‘The EU and the Central Role of Human Rights and Democratic Principles in Relations with Third Countries’, Venice, 25 May 2000, stated ‘[E]ncouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is at the centre of the relations between the EU and third countries .

Foreign policy . . The protection of basic human rights is a very sensitive aspect of the domestic jurisdiction of . . 25 From this perspective, national interest and security are considered the ultimate objectives of foreign policy and all others will be compromised if they are endangered. 27 To take a recent example, the foreign policy formulated by President George W. 29 Despite the cynicism about such foreign 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 P. Trimble, ‘Human Rights and Foreign Policy’ (2002) 46 Saint Louis University Law Journal 465, 467.

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