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Sevastik, P. (2023). Rule of Law and Human Rights: at the National and International Levels. Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, 26(1), 631-683
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rule of Law and Human Rights: at the National and International Levels
2023 (English)In: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, ISSN 1389-4633, E-ISSN 1875-7413, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 631-683Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The United Nations (UN) has worked systematically to explain the relationship between the rule of law and human rights since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted in 1948. The rule of law was not mentioned in the 1945 UN Charter, but human rights were, and the rule of law was for the first time mentioned in the UDHR. Several resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) have created a strong nexus between the two concepts, as discussed in this article. However, there is still no authoritative definition of the rule of law, though some features of the rule of law are respected at the national level. In its progressive expansion of the meaning of the term rule of law, the UN has made a distinction between the rule of law at the national and international levels, and in its Declaration on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels from 2012, the UNGA went further and made clear that the rule of law applies internationally. Despite attempts from the UNGA to contribute to the definition there is no agreed definition of what the rule of law implies at the international level. This article uses the former UN Secretary-General’s definition of the rule of law from 2004 as a point of departure to explain the development of the rule of law at a national and international level. At the international level, the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice are addressed; both have played a crucial role in developing the rule of law but not enough to fully alter the vision of the State and its sovereignty in international law.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Keywords
United Nations, strengthening the rule of law, General Assembly Resolutions, national and international levels, UN Security Council, International Court of Justice
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63072 (URN)
Available from: 2023-12-18 Created: 2023-12-18 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2023). Rättsstatens principer och mänskliga rättigheter – hur hänger begreppen ihop?. Ny juridik (3), 7-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rättsstatens principer och mänskliga rättigheter – hur hänger begreppen ihop?
2023 (Swedish)In: Ny juridik, ISSN 1400-3007, no 3, p. 7-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vad innebär begreppet ”rättsstatens principer” (rule of law)? Och vad avser man med ”mänskliga rättigheter”? Finns det några definitiva svar på dessa frågor? Vidare, hur relaterar begreppen till varandra? I denna artikel, författad av Per Sevastik, klargörs och analyseras dessa och andra sammanhängande frågeställningar samt deras relevans i ljuset av den internationella utvecklingen inom respektive områden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norstedts Juridik AB, 2023
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63045 (URN)
Available from: 2023-12-13 Created: 2023-12-13 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2020). Folkrepubliken Kina (3ed.). In: A. Jonsson (Ed.), Komparativ konstitutionell rätt: (pp. 301-351). Uppsala: Iustus förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Folkrepubliken Kina
2020 (Swedish)In: Komparativ konstitutionell rätt / [ed] A. Jonsson, Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2020, 3, p. 301-351Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2020 Edition: 3
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58778 (URN)9789177371052 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-02 Created: 2022-11-02 Last updated: 2022-11-02Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2020). Rule of Law, Human Rights and Impunity: The Case of Afghanistan. Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 12(1), 93-145
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rule of Law, Human Rights and Impunity: The Case of Afghanistan
2020 (English)In: Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, ISSN 1876-4045, E-ISSN 1876-4053, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 93-145Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article seeks to explain the complicated relationship between human rights and the rule of law in a country that is unable or unwilling to advance the rule of law. Islamic principles and Afghan legal traditions complicates the already complex relationship between the rule of law, human rights and impunity. The rule of law and human rights are two sides of the same principle, the freedom to live in dignity. The rule of law and human rights therefore have an indivisible and intrinsic relationship. The Afghan government’s promotion of impunity, for warlords and others accused of war crimes, hampers the advancement of rule of law and human rights and negatively affects the path of reforms in the area of human rights and rule of law in Afghanistan.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Keywords
Amnesty, Bonn Agreement, Human rights, Impunity, International Criminal Court, Rule of law, Transitional justice
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58776 (URN)10.1007/s40803-019-00089-z (DOI)000519452200004 ()2-s2.0-85065314832 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-02 Created: 2022-11-02 Last updated: 2022-11-02Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2019). The long arm of the Communist Party. Bangkok Post (16 May)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The long arm of the Communist Party
2019 (English)In: Bangkok Post, no 16 MayArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58797 (URN)
Note

Opinion.

Available from: 2022-11-04 Created: 2022-11-04 Last updated: 2022-11-04Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2018). 45 namn i svenskt upprop: Frige Gui Minhai!. Svenska Dagbladet (4 juni)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>45 namn i svenskt upprop: Frige Gui Minhai!
2018 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, no 4 juniArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Ingress: I ett upprop som under tisdagen publiceras i 37 dagstidningar uppmanar sinologer, förläggare, journalister, konstnärer m fl Kina att frige förläggaren Gui Minhai. De kinesiska myndigheternas agerande mot den svenske medborgaren strider mot grundläggande rättsprinciper och utgör en allvarlig kränkning av de mänskliga rättigheterna, skriver de 45 undertecknarna.

National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58798 (URN)
Note

Publicerad i 37 dagstidningar.

Available from: 2022-11-04 Created: 2022-11-04 Last updated: 2022-11-07Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2015). Freedom of expression and opinion in the People’s Republic of China and ICT. In: P. Wahlgren (Ed.), Law and development: (pp. 254-270). Stockholm: Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Freedom of expression and opinion in the People’s Republic of China and ICT
2015 (English)In: Law and development / [ed] P. Wahlgren, Stockholm: Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law , 2015, p. 254-270Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law, 2015
Series
Scandinavian studies in law, ISSN 0085-5944 ; 60
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58779 (URN)9789185142743 (ISBN)
Note

Distribuerad av Jure Law Books.

Available from: 2022-11-02 Created: 2022-11-02 Last updated: 2022-11-02Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2015). Time ripe for a new world order?. The Nation (3 November)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time ripe for a new world order?
2015 (English)In: The Nation, no 3 NovemberArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Introductory paragraph: The time has come to talk about a new world order. The United Nations marked its 70th anniversary last month with the launch of a "new universal agenda for humanity", whose overarching goal is to "transform our world for the better by 2030".

National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58799 (URN)
Available from: 2022-11-04 Created: 2022-11-04 Last updated: 2022-11-04Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2015). What happened to the rule of law in Asia?. The Nation (13 July)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What happened to the rule of law in Asia?
2015 (English)In: The Nation, no 13 JulyArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Introductory paragraph: While Asia-Pacific is one of the world's largest regions in terms of population, it has long been known for being among the least developed in terms of institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights.

National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58801 (URN)
Note

Opinion.

Available from: 2022-11-04 Created: 2022-11-04 Last updated: 2022-11-04Bibliographically approved
Sevastik, P. (2013). Freedom of expression & information communication technology (ICT). Stockholm: Sida
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Freedom of expression & information communication technology (ICT)
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

From Introduction: The Arab Spring and the echo it created throughout the world in 2011 raised a debate on freedom of expression and the role that new Information Communication Technology (ICT) can play in order to enhance democratization. Through social media, grass-root journalism, civil society and engaged individuals, current views for change were disseminated and people mobilized to act against authoritarian ruling. In some countries the mode of method raised voices and was powerful, in other constraints was made to hinder communication through open information orders, and what had started as grass-root movements were dismantled.

This presentation covers Sida’s ambition to cover current world trends with an attempt to strategically update its knowledge and understanding regarding freedom of expression and the role that new communication technology has had on the enhancement of democracy. The flow of information has become instantaneous, inexpensive, it transcends boundaries and empowers people and enhances globalisation. The overarching aim of the assessment is to analyze the external environments in order for Sida to enhance its own internal capabilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sida, 2013. p. 22
Series
Development Trends ; April 2013
National Category
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58787 (URN)978-91-586-4228-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-03 Created: 2022-11-03 Last updated: 2022-11-03Bibliographically approved
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