Harnessing Human Rights to the Olympic Games: Human Rights Watch and the 1993 ‘Stop Beijing’ Campaign

@article{Keys2016HarnessingHR,
  title={Harnessing Human Rights to the Olympic Games: Human Rights Watch and the 1993 ‘Stop Beijing’ Campaign},
  author={B. Keys},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={415 - 438}
}
  • B. Keys
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In 1993 Human Rights Watch, one of the two most influential human rights organizations in the world, launched a major campaign to derail Beijing's bid to host the 2000 Olympic Games. This article situates this highly publicized campaign in the context of Sino–US relations, the end of the Cold War, and the ‘victory’ of human rights as a global moral lingua franca. It argues that Human Rights Watch's decision to oppose Beijing's bid stemmed from its new post-Cold War focus on China combined with… Expand
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