The Population and the Individual the Human Rights Audit as the Governmentalization of Global Human Rights Governance

McGrogan, David (2017) The Population and the Individual the Human Rights Audit as the Governmentalization of Global Human Rights Governance. International Journal of Constitutional Law. ISSN 1474-2640 (In Press)

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Abstract

The existence of international human rights standards drives States and non-State actors alike to monitor the behaviour of others – and also themselves. This has led to observations that the human rights movement in the transnational and global sphere is becoming an “audit culture”, dominated by evaluations of performance and internal control which in turn produce self-auditing and ultimately self-regulating actors. This concept is drawn from work by scholars in other fields, who have written of a growing trend towards systems of inspection, performance assessment, and review, which now characterises both global and domestic fields of regulation. This ultimately builds upon a wealth of literature on audit and performance monitoring stemming from Michael Power’s seminal work on the subject in the 1990s.

This article demonstrates in the first instance that this phenomenon is, if anything, more widespread in the field of human rights than even is currently acknowledged.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: David Mcgrogan
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 10:38
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 10:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32950

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