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Philip Alston is Professor of Law at New York University Law School, external Professor at the European University Institute in Florence, and has been Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law since 1997. He chaired the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for eight years (1991-98). Between 1989 and 1997 he presented a series of studies on the long-term evolution of the human rights treaty monitoring system in his capacity as an 'independent expert' appointed by the UN Secretary-General and reporting to the General Assembly. He was also elected Chairman of the first ever meeting of the Presidents and Chairpersons of all of the UN and regional human rights commissions and courts which took place during the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993.
Frederic Megret is a research associate at the European University Institute (Florence), and a PhD candidate at the University of Paris I and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva). He is a graduate of King's College (London) and laureat avec les felicitations du jury of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He has worked as a blue helmet for UNPROFOR in Sarajevo in 1995, for the French delegation at the Rome Conference for an International Criminal Court, and for the International Committee of the Red Cross. He is the author of Le Tribunal penal international pour le Rwanda (2002).
Table of Contents
|The Human Rights Mandate of the Principal Organs|
|The Security Council|
|The General Assembly|
|The Economic and Social Council|
|The International Court of Justice Subsidiary Human Rights Organs|
|The Council and Commission on Human Rights|
|The Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights|
|The Commission on the Status of Women Organs Monitoring Treaty Compliance|
|The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination|
|The Human Rights Committee|
|The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women|
|The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights|
|The Committee against Torture|
|The Committee on the Rights of the Child|
|The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities|
|The Committee on Enforced Disappearances|
|The Committee on the Human Rights of Migrant Workers the Governance of Human Rights|
|The Secretary General|
|The High Commissioner for Human Rights|
|Human Rights Co-ordination within the UN System|
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