Michael O’Flaherty is Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and holds the Chair in Applied Human Rights at the University of Nottingham. He serves as Vice-chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Previously he held a number of senior positions with the United Nations, both at headquarters and in the field.
Zdzisław Kędzia holds the Chair of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań, and is a Vice-Chairperson of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. He previously worked for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Polish diplomatic service. His teaching and publications focus on international human rights law and constitutional law.
Amrei Müller is a research assistant at the University of Zürich, School of Law. She recently obtained a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham. She was project officer for the project on Human Rights Diplomacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and has previously worked for the German Institute for Human Rights.
George Ulrich is Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law. He previously served as Secretary General of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation and as a Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Human Rights. His publications cover the philosophy of human rights, international medical ethics and professional ethics.
Table of contents
Foreword Kyung-wha Kang, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights;
Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments;
2 Framework for the Analysis of Human Rights Diplomacy George Ulrich;
3 A Short Reflection on Human Rights Diplomacy Robert Archer;
4 The Role of Human Rights Ambassadors in Human Rights Diplomacy – Perspectives from Spain Silvia Escobar;
5 The Human Rights Diplomacy of Small States Éamonn Mac Aodha;
6 The European Union as a Human Rights Actor Toby King;
7 Human Rights Diplomacy and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg and Isil Gachet;
8 Human Rights Diplomacy from a UN Perspective: A Complement to Advocacy Ibrahim Salama;
9 The United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies as Diplomatic Actors Michael O’Flaherty;
10 Human Rights Diplomacy of the UN Secretary-General Bertrand Ramcharan;
11 Human Rights Diplomacy of the United Nations Security Council Joanna Weschler;
12 Conference Diplomacy and Human Rights Zdzisław Kędzia;
13 Human Rights Diplomacy: The NGO Role Peggy Hicks;
14 National Human Rights Institutions as Diplomacy Actors Kirsten Roberts;
15 The Relevance of the Multi-Stakeholder Approach and Multi-Track Diplomacy for Human Rights Diplomacy Wolfgang Benedek;
Annex: Report on the High-Level Workshop on Human Rights Diplomacy, Venice, 30-31 January 2009;