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The Role of Human Rights in EU-US Bilateral Relations

215 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2017  

Anna Unger

Independent

Stuart Wallace

University of Cambridge - Homerton College

Tamas Dezso Ziegler

Eötvös Loránd University; Institute for Legal Studies, CSS Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Date Written: August 31, 2016

Abstract

This report aims to analyse the different dimensions and levels of EU-US relations, to survey the instruments the EU uses in this relation and to provide some recommendations for future EU actions. It provides an overview of the main similarities and differences between the EU and the US regarding human rights, and measures the influence of the EU on the state and practice of human rights in the United States. Likewise, this report analyses how the United States may affect human rights in the EU and its Member States, notably in light of US policies that are strongly criticized by the EU from a human rights-based perspective.

Keywords: EU-US relations, human rights, EU external policies, death penalty, surveillance, extraordinary rendition

JEL Classification: K1, K38

Suggested Citation

Unger, Anna and Wallace, Stuart and Ziegler, Tamas Dezso, The Role of Human Rights in EU-US Bilateral Relations (August 31, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2935031

Anna Unger

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Stuart Wallace

University of Cambridge - Homerton College ( email )

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Cambridge, CB2 8PH
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Tamas Dezso Ziegler (Contact Author)

Institute for Legal Studies, CSS Hungarian Academy of Sciences ( email )

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Budapest, 1015
Hungary

Eötvös Loránd University ( email )

Pazmany Peter setany 1A
Budapest, -- H1117
Hungary

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