Justice in EU Cooperation and Development Policy
92 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2017
Date Written: June 19, 2012
The concept of justice is essential in this context of human development as well as in the context of cooperation. It plays a central role in the context of ‘human rights, democracy’ and ‘good governance’ which form core foundations of EU development cooperation. This study clarifies the use of the concept in EU cooperation and development practice, and possible strategies for future policies. First, it determines the content and meaning of the notion of ‘justice’, taking into account justice theories and their application in the international context. Second, it examines how the concept is applied in both internal and external European policy, especially in the framework of development and/or to justice. Following these findings, the study examines ‘justice’ strategies in the context of multilateral relationships and in the context of European external programmes, as well as peace-building and transitional justice. It concludes with a set of targeted recommendations.
Keywords: EU, Cooperation, Development Assistance, Justice
JEL Classification: K33, F55, O10
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