Cover Osteuropa 4-6/2021

In Osteuropa 4-6/2021

“Human Rights as a Danger to Foreign Policy”
A Response to Petr Drulák

Šimon Pánek

Deutsche Fassung


The juxtaposition of social and political rights is misleading. Only the adherence to basic freedoms creates the space necessary to advocate for additional human rights. In authoritarian regimes, those who work to alleviate social exclusion and poverty, to advance equal rights for women and sexual minorities, and to fight against corruption learn this very quickly.

(Osteuropa 4-6/2021, pp. 265–268)