Human Rights and Membership in International Society
China’s compliance or non-compliance with the norms of the human rights regime constitutes the most rigorous test of international citizenship, for human rights present an immediate challenge to the principle of state sovereignty. Unlike the international political economy regime, it is a moral regime whose norms currently conform not to the goals of the Chinese state, but rather to the ideals of a politically conscious stratum of its domestic population.1
KeywordsInternational Society United Nations Chinese Communist Party State Sovereignty Special Rapporteur
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