The United Nations and Human Rights A Critical Appraisal

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-02-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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This title includes the following features: Fully up-to-date coverage ofthe standard-setting role of the UN in the field of human rights; Written bysome of the leading experts in the field of human rights and international law;Critical analysis of the UN response to human rights violations

Author Biography

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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