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Human rights are a very important area in contemporary international relations. The doctrine of human rights was concretized after a process of development of more than three centuries after the end of the Second World War and has changed the institutional panorama and the relations between actors at the international level. On the other hand, regardless of its «lack of teeth», the international regime on the subject has transformed the way states relate to international bodies, transnational civil society organizations and other governments.
ALEJANDRO ANAYA MUÑÓZ (Guadalajara, Mexico, 1970). Professor of the Department of Social, Political and Legal Studies and coordinator of the Master in Human Rights and Peace of the Institute of Technology and Higher Studies of the West (ITESO). PhD in Government and MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights at the University of Essex, England. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Human Rights, member of the board of directors of the Mexican Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights (CMDPDH) and founder of the project for the elaboration of the database “International recommendations to Mexico in the field of human rights” (www.recomendacionesdh.mx).