Today’s world provides a unique context for researching and assessing the role of international and regional organisations in a variety of areas. When the organisation at stake is the European Union and the area of investigation is human rights, the research gains an additional degree of complexity. One of the thorniest aspects of this research lies in the fragmentation, in terms of specific areas, aims and tools, of what we here comprehensively refer to as “the EU external policy” as well as in the imperfect nexus between internal and external actions. Yet, human rights may play an increasing role in granting coherence to this broad policy. These rights can indeed be viewed as “one of the questions of general interest” of the Common Foreign and Security Policy as well as the aim that every specific external policy of the EU should ultimately serve. This chapter therefore investigates how these rights horizontally inform the EU external policy and, as far as possible, to overcome the sectorial approach in the research on the EU External Action through the adoption of a more holistic perspective, while assessing the developments occurred following the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND EU EXTERNAL POLICY: IN SEARCH OF UNITY

Marco Balboni;Carmelo Danisi
2019

Abstract

Today’s world provides a unique context for researching and assessing the role of international and regional organisations in a variety of areas. When the organisation at stake is the European Union and the area of investigation is human rights, the research gains an additional degree of complexity. One of the thorniest aspects of this research lies in the fragmentation, in terms of specific areas, aims and tools, of what we here comprehensively refer to as “the EU external policy” as well as in the imperfect nexus between internal and external actions. Yet, human rights may play an increasing role in granting coherence to this broad policy. These rights can indeed be viewed as “one of the questions of general interest” of the Common Foreign and Security Policy as well as the aim that every specific external policy of the EU should ultimately serve. This chapter therefore investigates how these rights horizontally inform the EU external policy and, as far as possible, to overcome the sectorial approach in the research on the EU External Action through the adoption of a more holistic perspective, while assessing the developments occurred following the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
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