Janus-faced : rebel groups and human rights responsibility
Hyeran Jo and Joshua Alley
Expanding human rights : 21st century norms and governance
Cheltenham ; Northampton : E. Elgar, 2017
p. 197-214 : tabl., graph., ill.
Bibliographie : p. 212-214. - Photocopies
Rebel groups are significant players in contemporary world politics and are often portrayed as violators of human rights. The authors explore the Janus-faced nature of rebel groups toward human rights and show that rebel groups are both human rights violators and advocates. The chapter unearths the patterns of rebel groups’ commitment to human rights between 1990 and 2010. It shows that some rebel groups do express their intent to respect human rights when they are willing and capable. Specifically, rebel groups with autonomy aims, strong command and control structures, and strong military capabilities are the ones that have the will and power to engage in public relations for human rights. The authors’ findings demonstrate the evidence of “expanding” human rights to traditional outsiders such as rebel groups.