Brexiting human rights diplomacy at the United Nations Human Rights Council: opportunity or cause for concern?

Rhona Smith, Conall Mallory, Sean Molloy

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Abstract

In recent years, the United Kingdom’s influence in multilateral human rights diplomacy has stemmed from its ability to advance its own priorities independently while contemporaneously shaping the collective concerns championed by the European Union. This paper explores the ways in which Brexit may change this state of play. Based on analysis of contributions made at the interactive dialogue sessions at the United Nations Human Rights Council, the paper identifies varying concerns of the United Kingdom and European Union, shedding light on a series of significant gaps that, unless addressed, will exist in Britain’s international human rights diplomacy post-Brexit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-438
Number of pages25
JournalThe International Journal of Human Rights
Volume24
Issue number4
Early online date25 Jul 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

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