This booklet is meant primarily for public officials and their advisers working in international relations. It could, of course, be useful for everybody else concerned with international affairs. Its purpose is to trigger thought and discussion about the added value of extraterritorial human rights obligations for international policies. This booklet will show that ETOs in the area of human rights are useful tools for States even beyond the area of immediate human rights concerns. The public interest, nationally and globally, can benefit from the application of ETOs. These obligations are fundamental to bring about a world that most people aspire.
This publication has been produced by the ETO Consortium Secretariat. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of the ETO Consortium as such or of its members; the responsibility is with the author who tried to capture many discussion inside and outside the ETO Consortium.