Prevention is Better than a Cure : The Obligation to Prevent Human Rights Violations

Skogly, S.I. (2024) Prevention is Better than a Cure : The Obligation to Prevent Human Rights Violations. Human Rights Quarterly, 46 (2): DOI: For a. pp. 330-370. ISSN 0275-0392 (In Press)

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Abstract

The obligation to prevent human rights violations has received little attention in the international human rights community, including in academic commentary. This article considers the sources of the obligation to prevent violations in international human rights law and explores some of the content of the obligation. This leads to a recognition that this obligation may challenge the way we often approach human rights violations and what States need to do to comply. While much of the attention to human rights violations tend to be retrospective--after they have occurred, the obligation to prevent violations requires that action be taken before individuals and groups of individuals become victims.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Human Rights Quarterly
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Research Output Funding/no_not_funded
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?? no - not fundedsocial sciences (miscellaneous)sociology and political science ??
ID Code:
220856
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Deposited On:
03 Jun 2024 08:55
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
In Press
Last Modified:
21 Jun 2024 01:51