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The Third World

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Abstract

The greater part of the world’s population lives in what usually is called the ‘Third World’, the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, also called the ‘developing world’. It would be impossible to present in one chapter a full treatment of the relevance of human rights for the foreign policy of all of these countries. This chapter will do no more than give a rough summary of what these countries have in common as far as human rights in their foreign policy is concerned.

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Indigenous People Foreign Policy Asian State International Economic Order Colonial Past 
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© Peter R. Baehr 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leiden University and Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Netherlands Institute of Human RightsThe Netherlands

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