Human Rights Good Offices and Diplomacy
van Boven sought to employ a ‘Hammarskjoldian’ innovation, that of the use of good offices by senior UN officials, to help the victims of human rights violations. He used every possible avenue at the UN to push the organization’s officials and organs to take up the cases of people in distress.
KeywordsHuman rights good offices The UN petitions system 1503 procedure
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