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By Urfan Khaliq

This e-book used to be certainly one of six short-listed books for the distinguished Peter Birks SLS Prize for awesome contribution to criminal scholarship for 2009 and likewise was once the winner of the 2009 Universities organization for modern eu stories (UACES) booklet Prize for the 'most tremendous and unique contribution to wisdom within the quarter of ecu Studies'.

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

'The eu Union treaties position the global advertising of human rights and democracy on the center of either the typical overseas and protection coverage and neighborhood improvement and monetary co-operation with 3rd international locations. Urfan Khaliq's painstakingly exact examine analyses the level to which the ecu has placed those lofty beliefs into perform. .... This publication is solidly in line with meticulous genuine, in addition to felony, examine and represents the main certain empirical learn thus far on human rights within the EU's exterior family. .....Dr Khaliq's research by no means follows the simple course of easily castigating the ecu for failing to base its exterior kin simply on human rights matters - notwithstanding he doesn't cut back from declaring transparent examples of mess ups to react to egregious human rights violations - yet is unfailingly balanced and even-handed. Few may quarrel together with his end that whereas european rules during this region are neither constant nor coherent, however the european occasionally achieves its pursuits and in a few respects makes a tremendous contribution to the promoting of human rights. This e-book is critical studying for a person drawn to the limitations on, and probabilities of, human rights diplomacy.'


This evaluation concludes, 'Khaliq has written a powerful ebook. it truly is wealthy either in empirical aspect and criminal research. Khaliq has made an important contribution to a most vital dialogue. The booklet is very recommendable to any reader attracted to the connection among ecu overseas coverage and foreign law.'

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Or a shared belief in a set of values embedded in a culture. At various times and places any of these . . may indeed play an important role . . ’33 Other schools of thought, however, consider that the role such values play in foreign policy formulation should be much more central. Those who advocate this approach do so for different reasons. Some adopt a philosophical approach, based on natural law, utilitarianism or religious 30 31 32 33 Kissinger, Diplomacy, p. 811. The description ‘liberal school’ or ‘liberal internationalism’ encompasses an extremely broad tapestry of views.

5 See further the discussion in Chapter 3. introduction 5 In Chapter 5, many of the Maghreb and Mashreq countries could have made suitable case studies, as they are also part of the ENP and the Barcelona Process. Similarly, relations with, for example, Iran, Saudi Arabia and a number of other Middle Eastern states would have offered valid studies for analysis. A central focus of the Union’s relationship with many Middle Eastern states, however, is the ‘Palestinian issue’. 6 Thus it was the logical choice to examine the relationship between the Union, on the one hand, and, on the other, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

3. 12 ethical dimensions of the foreign policy implications. The aim of this section is not to discuss all of them comprehensively but to highlight and identify certain issues which will be referred to in the later parts of the book, which examine practice, to provide a yardstick against which to measure EU actions. 17 Realism in its classic form is the view that international society is essentially anarchical and emphasises the necessity of power arrangements to advance state interests. 18 It is not contentious, however, to say that some of the values which the Union has identified and seeks to promote, in particular human rights, are now an entrenched feature of international relations.

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