Human Rights and Governance in the Caribbean


  • Anselm Francis Senior Lecturer, Institute of International Relations, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine


The paper begins by stating that although the philosophy which underpins human rights and governance is not a recent vintage, it is posited that it is ill advised to conclude that the concepts have remained unchanged since their articulation by philosophers such as Locke and Kant. It discusses international developments - the modern state and past history of the Caribbean considering it has not had a long tradition of good governance and human rights observance.