Meeting Summary

Chatham House and the Atlantic Council

On October 24-25 and December 1-2, 2011, the Atlantic Council and Chatham House brought together 60 policy-makers, legal scholars and practitioners from Europe and the United States for two workshops to discuss the challenges of ensuring the observation of international human rights law in light of shifts in global power and the increasing importance of states including Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa.

Throughout the discussion, the group analyzed US-European methods and tools for enhancing global compliance with human rights law and proposed key policy recommendations for more effective US-European cooperation with the rising powers. These recommendations, along with main conclusions from each session, are summarized in this document.

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