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The UN Human Rights Treaty System

Law and Procedure

By: Suzanne Egan
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Published: 31-07-2011
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 550
ISBN: 9781847661098
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP : £104.00
 

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About The UN Human Rights Treaty System

The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure examines the core UN human rights treaties that form the framework of international human rights law.

This book describes the development of each treaty, along with the substantive rights enshrined in them, and analyses the nature and functions of their respective monitoring bodies. Topics discussed include periodic reporting procedures, investigative procedures and individual complaint procedures, with supporting case law analysed in great detail.

This practical and indispensable reference resource:
- Guides you through the structure of each of the core UN human rights treaties, explaining both the substance of the rights and the various procedures which may be drawn upon to implement those rights
- Explains in detail how each of these procedures may be accessed, as well as critiquing their operation in practice
- Covers a wide number of areas including civil and political rights generally, racial and gender-based discrimination and the prohibition against torture
- Discusses proposals for reform of the UN human rights treaty monitoring system and the implications of these reforms

The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure has been written for practitioners and students of human rights law in the UK, Ireland and abroad. Government bodies, non-governmental organisations, national human rights institutions and charities will also find this a great resource.

Table Of Contents

Part I: The Foundations of the UN Human Rights treaty System
1 Introduction;
2 The United Nations and Human Rights: Institutions and Structure;
3 United Nations Human Rights Treaties
Part II: Reporting and Investigating Procedures
4 Periodic Reporting Procedures;
5 Inquiry Procedures;
6 Preventative Mechanisms
Part III: Individual Complaint Procedures
7 Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
8 Article 14 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination;
9 Article 22 of the United Nation Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment;
10 Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women;
11 Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
12 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and their Families;
13 Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
14 International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances;
15 Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Part IV: Proposals for Reform
16 Reform of the UN Human Rights Treaty System

Reviews

“This book constitutes an extremely useful discussion of the UN human rights treaty system and should provide a very beneficial resources to students and practitioners seeking to understand the sources and operation of international human rights law.” –  Ronagh McQuigg, Queen's University Belfast, Irish Jurist

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