Effects of Consensus within the Global Social Order on Actions against Violation of Human Rights in Darfur: Lack of Consensus and Human Rights

By Filip Graovac.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Does lack of consensus within the Global Social Order (GSO) affect the actions against violation of human rights in Darfur? The question that has been raised covets an answer that provides a clearer picture on why the GSO and its principal representative, the United Nations, is still more or less passively observing the violations of the human rights law, initialized and stipulated by them. The GSO has been frequently analyzed and critiqued mainly from political and economical sides. However, this paper proposes a critique from a side of violation of fundamental personal human rights.
Even though some of the leading nations and international institutions have joined masses in expressing their concern and disapproval of the atrocities, the problem has not been addressed in a way that would stop the violation of human rights. In this study we firstly presented an overview of the most important events since 2003 representing the violation of human rights in Darfur. Subsequently, we presented the reaction of major governmental and intergovernmental institutions over the same time period to determine whether there is a consensus within the GSO to react on violation of human rights. Following this, we presented actual GSO actions taken in Darfur. This research showed that the lack of consensus within the GSO is a factor that prevents the GSO to address the atrocities in Darfur efficiently. Additionally, it appears that the Arab League is a decisive factor for any future action to be taken in Sudan since their support for the AU-UN hybrid troops made it possible.

Keywords: Global Social Order, United Nations, Sudan, Darfur, Human Rights Violation, Atrocities

Global Studies Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.17-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 594.689KB).

Filip Graovac

Graduate Student, Behavioral Sciences Department, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA

I was brought up in what used to be SFR Yugoslavia in part that is now an independent republic of Serbia. In 1996, I was faced with the prospect of living with the devastating outcome of the civil war. This experience gave me insight on how religions and ethnic differences can cause a long lasting conflict. It prompted me to finish a BA and a MA in Theology from University of Wales, Lampeter, UK in 2008. I am currently finishing an MSA in Community and International Development at Andrews University, MI, USA. I have worked for a year in Australia as an assistant Minister and as a graduate assistant conducting research and other projects while pursuing my current degree. My interests are in influence of nationalism and religions in creating and resolving conflicts.

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