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By Julie A. Mertus

It has turn into regimen for the U.S. govt to invoke human rights to justify its international coverage judgements and army ventures. yet this human rights speak has now not been supported by way of a human rights stroll. Policymakers constantly follow a double usual for human rights norms: one the remainder of the area needs to notice, yet which the U.S. can appropriately forget about. in line with wide interviews with best international policymakers, army officers, and human rights advocates, Mertus tells the tale of ways America's makes an attempt to advertise human rights in a foreign country have, sarcastically, undermined these rights in different nations. the second one version brings the tale modern, together with new sections at the moment half the Bush management and the Iraq conflict, and updates on Afghanistan. the 1st version of Bait and turn gained the yank Political technology Association's 2005 top ebook on Human Rights.

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Ibid. 76. Anthony Clark Arend, “Do Legal Rules Matter? International Law and International Politics,” Virginia Journal of International Law 38 (1998): 107–29. 77. Ibid. 78. Andrew Moravcik, “The Origins of Human Rights Regimes: Democratic Delegation in Postwar Europe,” International Organization 54 (2000): 217–52. 79. Robert O. Keohane, “International Institutions: Two Approaches,” International Studies Quarterly 32 (1988): 379–82. 80. : Cornell University Press, 1998). 81. Ibid. See esp. 887–917.

Furthermore, Bush publicly protested the Tiananmen Square crackdown while privately sending assurances that relations would continue with Beijing. When there was no conflict of interest, Bush did act on human rights grounds. S. military action. He charged that while the international community sat back and waited for sanctions to have effect, Hussein “systematically raped, pillaged, and plundered a tiny nation no threat to his own. S. S. 70 In the realm of treaty law, Bush’s record was mixed. He signed and sent to the Senate the UN Convention against Torture and obtained consent to ratify that treaty as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which had been signed by Carter.

Jack Donnelly, International Human Rights, 2nd ed. : Westview Press, 1998), 20. Marie-Benedicte Dembour, “Human Rights Talk and Anthropological Ambivalence: The Particular Contexts of Universal Claims,” in Inside and Outside the Law: Anthropological Studies of Authority and Ambiguity, ed. Olivia Harris (New York: Routledge, 1996), 35. S. S. Foreign Policy,” Journal of Intergroup Relations 26 (1999): 30–31. See, generally, David P. Forsythe, Human Rights and Comparative Foreign Policy (New York: United Nations University Press, 2000).

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