The European Parliament and the Human Rights Situation in Latin America

01-08-1999

The study is divided into four parts: the first, Human Rights in Latin America, attempts to explain why violations persist despite the existence of elected governments. The second part, Other Human Rights Concerns, shows how legal action has been taken on the rights of women and children at the international, regional and national level. The third part, Democracy and Human Rights: The Vital link, examines the links between human rights performances and democratic consolidation. Finally, The European Union and Human Rights in Latin America shows how the EU has developed a political and foreign policy identity in terms of the promotion of democracy and human rights. The report ends with some recommendations for immediate, medium-term, and long-term action.

The study is divided into four parts: the first, Human Rights in Latin America, attempts to explain why violations persist despite the existence of elected governments. The second part, Other Human Rights Concerns, shows how legal action has been taken on the rights of women and children at the international, regional and national level. The third part, Democracy and Human Rights: The Vital link, examines the links between human rights performances and democratic consolidation. Finally, The European Union and Human Rights in Latin America shows how the EU has developed a political and foreign policy identity in terms of the promotion of democracy and human rights. The report ends with some recommendations for immediate, medium-term, and long-term action.

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Dr Barahona De Brito, Institute for Strategic and International Studies, Lisbon (P)