The Journal of Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 353–371

Is Today's International Human Rights System a Global Governance Regime?

  • James W. Nickel

DOI: 10.1023/A:1021238802182

Cite this article as:
Nickel, J.W. The Journal of Ethics (2002) 6: 353. doi:10.1023/A:1021238802182


Enthusiasts of the idea of globalization often view international human rights institutions as part of an emerging global governance regime. They claim that these institutions illustrate how state sovereignty is being diminished. This paper looks at the international system for thepromotion and protection of human rights aspart of normative globalization. It arguesthat this system does not constitute a systemof global governance, although in some areas itcomes close.

global governancehuman rightshuman rights treatieshuman rights enforcementinternational law

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Nickel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA