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This book analyses the UN's contribution to international human rights, and the desire to ensure that governments are held accountable for their treatment of citizens and others. It offers a comprehensive and expert analysis and critique of UN instruments and organs, including the Human Rights Council.
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The history of international criminal justice is often recounted as a series of institutional innovations. But international criminal justice is also the product of intellectual developments made in its infancy. This book examines the contribution...
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Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 8MJ2 (2001) Review from other book by this author ... an excellent study of the many different aspects of human rights in the EU ... The volume is all the more interesting since it has a multidisciplinary approach. It does not only focus on legal aspects of human rights policies, but also deals with anthropological, social and political views on the EU and human rights. ... exceptional ...
<br>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. <br>Fr d ric M gret 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 laur at avec les f licitations 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).<br>
Appraising the UN Human Rights Regime, Philip Alston. UN Charter-Based Organs - The Human Rights Mandate of the Principal Organs: Oscar Schachter and Oliver Ulich, The Security Council; Andrew Clapham, The General Assembly; Frederic Megret and Philip Alston, The Economic and Social Council; Rosalyn Higgins, The International Court of Justice; Subsidiary Human Rights Organs; Philip Alston, The Commission on Human Rights; Asbjorn Eide, The Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights; Laura Reanda, The Commission on the Status of Women. Organs Monitoring Treaty Compliance: Patrick Thornberry, The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; Thomas Buergenthal, The Human Rights Committee; Andrew Byrnes, The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women; Philip Alston, The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Andrew Byrnes, The Committee against Torture; Mac Darrow, The Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Governance of Human Rights: Andrew Clapham, The Secretary General; Andrew Clapham, The High Commissioner for Human Rights; Georges Minet, Human Rights Co-ordination within the UN System.