Justice in EU Cooperation and Development Policy

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Carsten Stahn

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Dov Jacobs

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies; Legal Assistant at the International Criminal Court

Date Written: June 19, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Stahn, Carsten and Jacobs, Dov, Justice in EU Cooperation and Development Policy (June 19, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2958167 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2958167

Carsten Stahn (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies ( email )

Leiden University Law Faculty
P.O. Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

Dov Jacobs

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies ( email )

Leiden University Law Faculty
P.O. Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

Legal Assistant at the International Criminal Court ( email )

The Hague
Netherlands

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