The Effectiveness Of The UN Human Rights System

The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Category Law
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781351778961
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The UN human rights agenda has reached the mature age of 70 years and many UN mechanisms created to implement this agenda are themselves in their middle-age, yet human rights violations are still a daily occurrence around the globe. The scorecard of the UN human rights mechanisms appears impressive in terms of the promotion, spreading of education and engaging States in a dialogue to promote human rights, but when it comes to holding governments to account for violations of these rights, the picture is much more dismal. This book examines the effectiveness of UN mechanisms and suggests measures to reform them in order to create a system that is robust and fit to serve the 21st century. This book casts a critical eye on the rationale and effectiveness of each of the major UN human rights mechanisms, including the Human Rights Council, the human rights treaty bodies, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteurs and other Charter-based bodies. Surya P. Subedi argues most of the UN human rights mechanisms have remained toothless entities and proposes measures to reform and strengthen it by depoliticising the workings of UN human rights mechanisms and judicialising human rights at the international level.

The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System
  • Author : Surya P. Subedi, OBE, QC (Hon)
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-18

The UN human rights agenda has reached the mature age of 70 years and many UN mechanisms created to implement this agenda are themselves in their middle-age, yet human rights violations are still a daily occurrence around the globe. The scorecard of the UN human rights mechanisms appears impressive in terms

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The Effectiveness of UN Human Rights Institutions
  • Author : Patrick James Flood
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998

Flood assesses the role of the United Nations in implementing international human rights standards, with a special focus on Charter-based institutions. After setting the historical, theoretical, and legal contexts, Flood examines in depth the two main types of Charter-based institutions through case studies of the thematic mechanisms on disappearances and

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China  the United Nations  and Human Rights
  • Author : Ann Kent
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-31

Selected by Choice magazine as a Outstanding Academic Book for 2000 Nelson Mandela once said, "Human rights have become the focal point of international relations." This has certainly become true in American relations with the People's Republic of China. Ann Kent's book documents China's compliance with the norms and rules of

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Failing to Protect
  • Author : Rosa Freedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015

Every year tens of millions of individuals suffer grave abuses of their human rights. These violations occur worldwide, in war-torn countries and in the wealthiest states. Despite many of the abuses being well-documented, little seems to be done to stop them from happening. The United Nations was established to safeguard

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The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring
  • Author : John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law Philip Alston,Philip Alston,James Crawford,Whewell Professor of International Law and Fellow James Crawford
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-05-11

E: Looking at the future.

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  • Author : Ted Piccone
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-13

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Author : Yael Danieli,Elsa Stamatopoulou,Clarence Dias
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-26

Containing contributions by specialists from the intergovernmental and non-governmental worlds and voices of victim/survivors, the book critically reviews the international and regional human rights systems established over the past 50 years in terms of their effectiveness for the victims of human rights violations, and provides future directions for the promotion

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The Human Rights Council
  • Author : Damian Etone
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-01-27

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The UN Human Rights Treaty System
  • Author : Suzanne Egan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Professional
  • Release Date : 2011-07-31

The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure examines the core UN human rights treaties that form the framework of international human rights law. This book describes the development of each treaty, along with the substantive rights enshrined in them, and analyses the nature and functions of their respective

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Assessing the Effectiveness of National Human Rights Institutions
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ICHRP
  • Release Date : 2005

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Building the New Human Rights Council
  • Author : Meghna Abraham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

Read online Building the New Human Rights Council written by Meghna Abraham, published by which was released on 2007. Download full Building the New Human Rights Council Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The United Nations and Human Rights
  • Author : Frédéric Mégret,Philip Alston
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19

The very concept of human rights implies governmental accountability. To ensure that governments are indeed held accountable for their treatment of citizens and others the United Nations has established a wide range of mechanisms to monitor compliance, and to seek to prevent as well as respond to violations. The panoply

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International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence
  • Author : Ronagh J.A. McQuigg
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-04-06

This book examines the effectiveness of international human rights law, through the case study of domestic violence. This book asks whether international human rights law can only be effective in ‘traditional’ cases of human rights abuse or whether it can rise to the challenge of being used in relation to

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The Impact of the United Nations Human Rights Treaties on the Domestic Level
  • Author : Christof H. Heyns,Frans Viljoen
  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Release Date : 2002-01-30

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The United Nations Human Rights Council
  • Author : Rosa Freedman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12

The United Nations Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. The Council’s mandate and founding principles demonstrate that one of the main aims, at its creation, was for the Council to overcome the Commission’s flaws. Despite the need to avoid repeating

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