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Promoting Human Rights in Russia by Supporting NGOs: How to Improve EU Strategies. CEPS Working Document No. 287/April 2008

Klitsounova, Elena. (2008) Promoting Human Rights in Russia by Supporting NGOs: How to Improve EU Strategies. CEPS Working Document No. 287/April 2008. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    The EU advocates a policy that includes a great deal of human rights promotion and support for Russian NGOs. The question for EU policy-makers is no longer whether but how to manage NGO involvement in a way that induces necessary changes in Russia’s human rights behaviour. This paper argues that current EU policies often fall short of their potential to develop the non-state transfer of European ideas, norms, and practices to Russia or to assist the development of the Russian NGO community. If the EU is to become a serious actor in the field of human rights promotion, it will have to find new and creative ways to communicate with Russians about human rights matters. This paper offers policy recommendations to adapt EU strategies to the current context of the EURussia relationship and to redesign EU assistance programmes.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Russia
    EU policies and themes > External relations > human rights & democracy initiatives
    Other > NGOs
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Working Documents
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009
    Page Range: p. 25
    Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 12:18
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9376

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