Edited by Megret, FredericEdited by Alston, Philip
The public profile of human rights law has risen dramatically since the early 1990s. Many states have adopted human rights bills or acceded to regional systems in Europe, Africa and the Americas. What role then is there for the UN? This revised edition of a book first published i...n 1991 provides a comprehensive analysis of the UN's work in the field of human rights. The essays critically examine the functions, procedures and performance of each of the major UN organs dealing with the subject, including the Security Council and the International Court of Justice as well as the more specialized bodies such as the Commission on Human Rights and the Committee on the Rights of the Child.Read more
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Frederic Megret is a Full-Professor and Dawson Fellow at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He holds a Phd in international law from the Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the University of Geneva. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the author of many articles on international human rights law, public international law, international criminal law and the laws of war. Philip Alston is an international lawyer whose teaching focuses primarily on human rights law and the law of international organizations. He directs the recently-established NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, part of the Institute for International Law and Justice. He is currently John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, NYU School of Law.
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