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Parliamentary Diplomacy on Human Rights

Rarely does the foreign policy on human rights of a democratic country reach all dictatorships, since economic interests prevail, i.e. priority is given to exporting products and attracting foreign investment. This is one of the reasons why parliamentary diplomacy is needed. The Parliament is a power independent of the Executive and for this reason its members, elected by popular vote, have the political capacity to carry out activities that governments cannot, especially in developing democracies.
By Gabriel C. Salvia


Gabriel C. Salvia
Gabriel C. Salvia
General Director of CADAL
International human rights activist. Since 1992 he has served as director of Civil Society Organizations and is a founding member of CADAL. As a journalist he worked in graphics, radio and TV. Compiled several books, among them "Diplomacy and Human Rights in Cuba" (2011), "Human rights in international relations and foreign policy" (2021) and "75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Views from Cuba" (2023), and he is the author of "Dancing for a mirage: notes on politics, economics and diplomacy in the governments of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner" (2017). He is also the author of several reports, including " The chairs of the Council: authoritarianism and democracies in the evolution of the integration of the UN Human Rights body" and "Memory closed: The complicity of the Cuban revolution with the Argentine military dictatorship".

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