Whose Politics? Whose Rights? Transparency, Capture and Dual-Use Export Controls

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What kinds of politics do export controls entail and whose rights do they enable? The following article will take a critical perspective on the governance challenges associated with export controls of dual-use technologies. After discussing challenges around transparency, the performance of human rights and export control havens, this article will then turn to looking at policy solutions, including audits, transparency and targeted international governance mechanisms. With conclusion, export controls continue to constitute an important policy tool to promote human rights and can be improved considerably to strengthen human rights further.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-46
Number of pages12
JournalSecurity and Human Rights
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • export controls
  • human rights
  • transparency
  • dual use
  • international relations


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