The Human Rights Covenants at 50 Their Past, Present, and Future

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  • Copyright: 2018-08-14
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Daniel Moeckli, Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law, University of Zurich, Helen Keller, Professor of Public Law, European and Public International Law and Judge, University of Zurich and the European Court of Human Rights

Daniel Moeckli is Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Zurich and Fellow of the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre. He is the author of Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the 'War on Terror' (OUP, 2008), for which he was awarded the Paul Guggenheim Prize, and Exclusion from Public Space (CUP, 2016) as well as co-editor of International Human Rights Law (OUP, 2017). Before joining the University of Zurich, he was a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham and worked for the International Bar Association, Amnesty International, and the Supreme Court of the Canton of Berne.

Helen Keller is Professor of Public Law, European and Public International Law at the University of Zurich and serves as a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights. Keller's research focuses on international human rights law, paying particular attention to the European Convention on Human Rights. She is, inter alia, the author of The Reception of International Law (2003; in German), the co-author of Friendly Settlements before the European Court of Human Rights (OUP, 2010) as well as the co-editor of Family Forms and Parenthood (2016), UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies - Law and Legitimacy (CUP, 2012), and A Europe of Rights: the Impact of the ECHR on National Legal Systems (OUP, 2008). In addition, she has published numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Helen Keller and Daniel Moeckli
Part I: The Past: What Have the Covenants (Not) Achieved?
2. The History of the Covenants: Looking Back Half a Century and Beyond, Maya Hertig Randall
3. Giving Meaning and Effect to Human Rights: The Contributions of Human Rights Committee Members, Gerald Neuman
4. Interpretation of the ICESCR: Between Morality and State Consent, Daniel Moeckli
5. The Role of NGOs in the Implementation of the Covenants, Patrick Mutzenberg
Part II: The Present: What Is the Influence of the Covenants?
6. Influence of the ICESCR in Africa, Manisuli Ssenyonjo
7. Influence of the ICCPR in the Middle East, Basak Cali
8. Influence of the ICESCR in the Americas, Monica Pinto and Martin Sigal
9. Influence of the ICCPR in Asia, Yogesh Tyagi
10. Influence of the ICESCR in Europe, Amrei Muller
11. The Influence of the Two Covenants on States Parties Across Regions: Lessons for the Role of Comparative Law and of Regions in International Human Rights Law, Samantha Besson
Part III: The Future: What Should Become of the Covenants?
12. The Covenants in the Light of Anthropogenic Climate Change, Stephen Humphreys
13. The Covenants and Financial Crises, Christine Kaufmann
14. The Institutional Future of the Covenants: A World Court for Human Rights?, Felice Gaer

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