Formation of the concept of human rights in U.S. foreign policy and its implementation mechanisms in the 70s of XXth c.

  • Ya. I. Zolotaryova
Keywords: US-Soviet relations, President Jimmy Carter administration, initiative of the U.S. Congress in 1973-1976, détente, the concepts of U.S. foreign policy in the 60–70-ies of the XX century, Human rights politicy


The article touches on the the formation of the human rights’ concept of the U.S. foreign policy. Also the article clarifies its implementation mechanisms in the 70-ies of the XX century. The moral sense of foreign policy based on human rights was introduced by President Carter. It was intended to repair America's international moral stance and build consensus inside the country. In the practice human rights issues of the U.S. foreign policy turned into a resource of political influence and an important criterion for the development of US-Soviet relations.


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How to Cite
Zolotaryova , Y. I. (2021). Formation of the concept of human rights in U.S. foreign policy and its implementation mechanisms in the 70s of XXth c . Zaporizhzhia Historical Review, 1(36), 272-275. Retrieved from