Multilateralismo e governança: a institucionalização difusa dos direitos humanos no contexto da política internacional
Author(s)DE ARAÚJO, MARCELO
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AbstractIn the first part of this paper I point out the reasons in virtue of which human rights discourse was seen&nbsp;with scepticism, in the first half of twentieth century, in its capacity to compel states to act morally in&nbsp;the context of international relations. Then, in the second part, I examine the reasons in virtue of which&nbsp;this kind of scepticism lessened at the end of the Cold War. I argue that an ever growing interaction&nbsp;among actors in international relations &ndash; including non-state actors &ndash; has contributed to the emergenceof a decentralised system of norms in the context of which the discourse on the concept of human rights&nbsp;may be justified without one&rsquo;s commitment to such metaphysical ideas as natural laws and natural&nbsp;rights.