United Nations Human Rights Council

United Nations Human Rights Council
Author: Luisa Blanchfield
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 1437921221
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United Nations Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

Contents: (1) Overview of the U.N. Comm. on Human Rights: The U.S. and U.N. Human Rights Efforts; The U.N. Human Rights Council and U.N. Reform; (2) Council Mandate and Respon.; Council Structure and Composition; (3) Overview of the Council¿s Work and Elections; Controversial Issues and the Sec.-General¿s Response; (4) Election Results: U.S Response; Obama Admin.; Bush Admin.; Congressional Actions re: Council Funding; (5) Congressional Issues: U.S. Funding of the Council; Effectiveness of the Council; The Council and Alleged U.S. Human Rights Abuses; Council Report on Detainees in Guantanamo Bay; Inquiry of the Council¿s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights while Countering Terrorism, and on Human Rights of Migrants.

The U N Human Rights Council

The U N  Human Rights Council
Author: United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy, and Human Rights
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Human rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council
Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 1136657029
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The UN Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

The UN Human Rights Council provides a detailed insight into this important organization. The UN was founded in the hope that lasting peace would be built on the foundations of human rights and economic and social progress. In 2006 the Commission on Human Rights was replaced by the Human Rights Council as the principal UN body concerned with human rights. It is even possible that the council might eventually become a principal organ of the world organization. The Human Rights Council is already the subject of major public interest and controversy. The Council has been criticized for having dropped some of the protection strategies of the former commission and this book aims to present a balanced view of the council, outlining its current role, acknowledging where it has made positive contributions, highlighting the deficiencies, and identifying options for improving the body’s future work. This book is destined to become the leading text on the Human Rights Council and will be essential reading for all those concerned with the future of international relations international organizations and human rights.

Network Governance of the UN Human Rights Council

Network Governance of the UN Human Rights Council
Author: Anatoly Boyashov
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-07-01
ISBN: 1000605485
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Governance of the UN Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

This book explores how the structures of international organizations have become increasingly complex and considers why states choose to become part of networks of international organizations alongside non-state actors. While granting participation rights to non-state actors, states have been actively involved in establishing complex ties with them. International organizations, in their turn, have enhanced the sustainment of complex networks. The author argues that the involvement in networks of international organizations provides better capacities in communication. Thus, being a governmental or non-governmental entity, an actor tends to occupy the beneficial structural positions of a leader, connecting to as many actors as possible; or a broker bridging isolated subgroups within a network. Through a study of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) and the respective diplomatic, institutional, and organizational networks that participate in it, he explores the most visible stakeholders, the institutional setting of the HRC, and the multilateral negotiations on the prevention of human rights violations in 2010-2019. The volume will appeal to scholars, students and practitioners interested in the international organisations, networks, foreign policy, the United Nations and the Human Rights Council.

The Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council
Author: Damian Etone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN: 0429594348
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

This book examines the engagement of African states with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. This human rights mechanism is known for its pacific and non-confrontational approach to monitoring state human rights implementation. Coming at the end of the first three cycles of the UPR, the work offers a detailed analysis of the effectiveness of African states’ engagement and its potential impact. It develops a framework which comprehensively evaluates aspects of states’ UPR engagement, such as the pre-review national consultation process and implementation of UPR recommendations which, until recently, have received little attention. The book considers the potential for acculturation in engagement with the UPR and unpacks the impact of politics, regionalism, cultural relativism, rights ritualism and civil society. The work provides a useful guide for policymakers and international human rights law practitioners, as well as a valuable resource for international legal and international relations academics and researchers.

The United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic government information
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council

South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council
Author: Eduard Jordaan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-09-18
ISBN: 0429880111
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

This book provides a detailed analysis of South Africa’s actions on the UN Human Rights Council, examining the country’s positions on civil and political rights, economic rights and development, social groups whose rights are frequently violated, and abuses in specific countries. The most detailed and comprehensive study of any country’s record on the UN Human Rights Council to date, this book demonstrates that despite occasional support for human rights, South Africa’s overall record ranged from opposing to failing to support human rights. This is compounded by an anti-Western or ‘anti-imperial’ edge to South Africa’s positions on the UNHRC. Using South Africa as a study case of a liberal country consistently behaving illiberally, this book therefore challenges the widespread belief in international relations theory, typically found in liberal and constructivist thought, that there is an alignment of domestic political society and foreign policy values. Addressing ongoing debates since the presidency of Nelson Mandela about the place of human rights in South Africa’s foreign policy, South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council will be useful to students and scholars of international relations, human rights, international law, and African politics.

Report of the Human Rights Council

Report of the Human Rights Council
Author: United Nations Department of General Assembly and Conference Management
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN: 9210578341
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

This is the official Record of the Report of the Human Rights Council on the Twenty-second special session (1 September 2014) and the Twenty-seventh session (8–26 September 2014)

The United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council
Author: Rosa Freedman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 1135115141
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

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 its predecessor's failings, the Council’s form, nature and many of its roles and functions are strikingly similar to those of the Commission. This book examines the creation and formative years of the United Nations Human Rights Council and assesses the extent to which the Council has fulfilled its mandate. International law and theories of international relations are used to examine the Council and its functions. Council sessions, procedures and mechanisms are analysed in-depth, with particular consideration given to whether the Council has become politicised to the same extent as the Commission. Whilst remaining aware of the key differences in their functions, Rosa Freedman compares the work of the Council to that of treaty-based human rights bodies. The author draws on observations from her attendance at Council proceedings in order to offer a unique account of how the body works in practice. The United Nations Human Rights Council will be of great interest to students and scholars of human rights law and international relations, as well as lawyers, NGOs and relevant government agencies.

The Law Policy and Politics of the UN Human Rights Council

The Law  Policy and Politics of the UN Human Rights Council
Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN: 9004289038
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law Policy and Politics of the UN Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

It is the merit of this book to present the Human Rights Council in terms of its mandates, roles and organization while seeking to remind the membership and the international community at large that the Council must be anchored in the modern human rights law of the Charter - of which the author gives a superb presentation. The book then proceeds to make the case that human rights are part of international constitutional law and this is exceedingly important at a time when universal values have come under stress from various quarters including from terrorist formations. The argument of the book is essentially that the modern human rights law of the Charter and the human rights provisions of international constitutional law must take precedence for everyone, everywhere.

The UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council
Author: Eric Tistounet
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-28
ISBN: 1789907942
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The UN Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

Since its establishment the work of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been subject to many interpretations, theories, comments or conclusions. This comprehensive book dissects every aspect of the UNHRC’s work and analyses the efficiency of, and interactions between, its mechanisms. Authored by the first Secretary of the UNHRC, this book provides unique practitioner insights into the complex decision making processes of the Council alongside the core variations from its predecessor.

Official Records of the Human Rights Committee

Official Records of the Human Rights Committee
Author: United Nations. Human Rights Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Human rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Rights Council Membership Requires Steps to Address Violations A Briefing Paper by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights EIPR and Human Rights Watch HRW May 2007

Human Rights Council Membership Requires Steps to Address Violations   A Briefing Paper by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights  EIPR  and Human Rights Watch  HRW  May 2007
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Human Rights Watch
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights Council Membership Requires Steps to Address Violations A Briefing Paper by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights EIPR and Human Rights Watch HRW May 2007 Book Excerpt:

The UN Human Rights Council s Review of China s Record

The UN Human Rights Council s Review of China s Record
Author: United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The United Nations Human Rights Council as the Successor to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council as the Successor to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Author: Oskar Luong
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN: 366863288X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations Human Rights Council as the Successor to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Law - European and International Law, Intellectual Properties, grade: High distinction (Note 1), University of New South Wales, Sydney (Faculty of Law), course: Human Rights, language: English, abstract: This paper focuses on the work, main functions and accountability of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The author examines historically the failures of the UN Human Rights Council's predecessor, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights by showing the Commission's problematic composition of membership and its reaction to serious human rights violations. The paper illustrates one of the Council's most important functions: The Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). Ultimately, the author comes to the conclusion that the General Assembly of the United Nations made the right decision to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Council. This paper is a revised version of the original paper that was delivered to the University of New South Wales Sydney in September 2017. The course lecturer in Human Rights required that the original submission to the Faculty of Law should not exceed 800 words. The original article was graded with "High Distinction" (an outstanding performance). The lecturer commented: "This is a very good discussion of the set topic [and] of the failures of the Commission and its replacement by the Council." Besides the legal history, this paper also analyses the Council's work, functions and accountability.

The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights

The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights
Author: Jared Genser
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN: 1107040078
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive look at the human rights dimensions of the work of the only UN body capable of compelling action by its member states.

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Author: Robert Kolb,Gloria Gaggioli
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1781006075
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Book Excerpt:

'This volume by Robert Kolb and Gloria Gaggioli, contributed by some of the most renowned experts in the field, devotes an impressive amount of legal analysis to the most diverse aspects of the interplay between international humanitarian law and international human rights law in situations of violence, in theory and practice. It is bound to become an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners alike.' Marco Pedrazzi, University of Milan, ItalyThis fascinating Handbook explores the interplay between international human rights law and international humanitarian law, offering expert analysis on the increasingly complex issues surrounding their application in conflict areas across the world. Contributors to this volume provide a comprehensive treatment of the ongoing relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, from the historical background and origins of the two bodies of law to their various applications today. Divided into four parts Historical Background, Common Issues, The Need for a Combined Approach, and Monitoring Mechanisms the Handbook presents a rich and varied spectrum of original research and thought from some of the brightest minds in the field.This groundbreaking volume will surely have great appeal for anyone with a professional or academic interest in human rights law and humanitarian law, from students to professors to practitioners in the field.

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Author: John P. Pace
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 0192608231
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights Book Excerpt:

In this book, John P. Pace provides the most complete account to-date of the United Nations human rights programme, both in substance and in chronological breadth. Pace worked at the heart of this programme for over thirty years, including as the Secretary of the Commission on Human Rights, and Coordinator of the World Conference on Human Rights, which took place in Vienna in 1993. He traces the issues taken up by the Commission after its launch in 1946, and the methods undertaken to enhance absorption and domestication of international human rights standards. He lays out the special procedures carried out by the UN, and the emergence of international human rights law. The book then turns to the establishment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the mainstreaming of human rights across the United Nations system, eventually leading to the establishment of the Human Rights Council to replace the Commission in 2006. Many of the problems we face today, including conflict, poverty, and environmental issues, have their roots in human rights problems. This book identifies what has been done at the international level in the past, and points towards what still needs to be done for the future.

The United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council
Author: Rosa Freedman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415640326
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations Human Rights Council Book Excerpt:

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 its predecessor's failings, the Council's form, nature and many of its roles and functions are strikingly similar to those of the Commission. This book examines the creation and formative years of the United Nations Human Rights Council and assesses the extent to which the Council has fulfilled its mandate. International law and theories of international relations are used to examine the Council and its functions. Council sessions, procedures and mechanisms are analysed in-depth, with particular consideration given to whether the Council has become politicised to the same extent as the Commission. Whilst remaining aware of the key differences in their functions, Rosa Freedman compares the work of the Council to that of treaty-based human rights bodies. The author draws on observations from her attendance at Council proceedings in order to offer a unique account of how the body works in practice. The United Nations Human Rights Council will be of great interest to students and scholars of human rights law and international relations, as well as lawyers, NGOs and relevant government agencies.

China and International Human Rights

China and International Human Rights
Author: Na Jiang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN: 3642449026
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and International Human Rights Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to introduce law students, legal actors and human rights activists, particularly participants in human rights dialogues with China, to the process and reality of a newly confident China’s participation in the international human rights system, albeit with inherent challenges. From an international and comparative perspective, one of the key findings of the author's research is that progress towards human rights depends more on judges than on legislators. Chinese legislators have enacted a series of reforms in order to better protect human rights. Unfortunately, these reforms have not led to greater adherence to China’s international human rights obligations in practice. The reforms failed because they have generally been misunderstood by Chinese judges, who often have a limited understanding of international human rights norms. Specifically, this book will examine how judicial misunderstandings have blocked reforms in one specific area, the use of severe punishments, based on international human rights theory and case studies and data analyses. This examination has several purposes. The first is to suggest that China ratify the ICCPR as the next step for its substantive progress in human rights and as a good preparation for its re-applying to be a member of the UN Human Right Council in the future. The second is to explain how judges could be better educated in international human rights norms so as to greatly reduce the use of severe punishments and better comply with China's human rights obligations. The third is to demonstrate how the international community could better engage with China in a manner that is more conducive to human rights improvements. The author's ultimate goal is to enhance dialogue on human rights in China between judges and the Chinese government, between Chinese judges and their foreign counterparts and between China's government and the international community. Another significant aim of this book is to clarify the controversial question of what obligations China should undertake before its ratification of the ICCPR and to re-examine trends in its developing human rights policy after standing down from the Council in late 2012. The tortuous progress of China’s criminal law and criminal justice reforms has confirmed that Chinese judges need further instruction on how to apply severe punishments in a manner consistent with international standards. Judges should be encouraged to exercise more discretion when sentencing so that penalties reflect the intent of relevant domestic laws as well as the international human rights standards enumerated in the ICCPR. In order to better educate and train judges, this book contains introductory chapters that examine the severe punishments currently available to Chinese judges from an international human rights perspective. To illustrate how Chinese justice currently falls short of international norms, this paper also examines several cases that are considered to be indicative of China’s progress towards greater respect for human rights and the rule of law. These cases demonstrate that China still has a long way to go to achieve its goals, at least before abolishing the death penalty, forced labor and torture.