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The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System: Reform and the Judicialisation of Human Rights

The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights System: Reform and the Judicialisation of Human Rights
  

The UN human rights agenda has reached the mature age of 70 years and many UN mechanisms created to implement this agenda are themselves in their middle-age, yet human rights violations are still a daily occurrence around the globe. The scorecard of the UN human rights mechanisms... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367224240
Barcode 9780367224240
Published 21 April 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Subedi, OBE, QC , Surya P.
Series Human Rights and International Law
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ISBN-13 9780367224240
ISBN-10 0367224240
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 21 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Subedi, OBE, QC , Surya P.
Series Human Rights and International Law
Category Politics & Government
Human Rights
International Law
Public International Law
International Human Rights Law
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 562g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Human rights, International agencies - Evaluation
NBS Text International Law: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 341.48
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The UN human rights agenda has reached the mature age of 70 years and many UN mechanisms created to implement this agenda are themselves in their middle-age, yet human rights violations are still a daily occurrence around the globe. The scorecard of the UN human rights mechanisms appears impressive in terms of the promotion, spreading of education and engaging States in a dialogue to promote human rights, but when it comes to holding governments to account for violations of these rights, the picture is much more dismal. This book examines the effectiveness of UN mechanisms and suggests measures to reform them in order to create a system that is robust and fit to serve the 21st century. This book casts a critical eye on the rationale and effectiveness of each of the major UN human rights mechanisms, including the Human Rights Council, the human rights treaty bodies, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteurs and other Charter-based bodies. Surya P. Subedi argues most of the UN human rights mechanisms have remained toothless entities and proposes measures to reform and strengthen it by depoliticising the workings of UN human rights mechanisms and judicialising human rights at the international level.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Surya P. Subedi offers a scholar's diagnosis of what is wrong with the international human rights system and a practitioner's suggestions to fix it. Drawing on his experiences as an activist, an academic, and as a UN Special Rapporteur, he shows the possibilities and the limitations of this vital body of norms - and how they might translate from words to deeds. Professor Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore and Secretary-General, Asian Society of International Law 'An effective UN addresses and remedies human rights violations. At present the organization does not deliver. In this accessible book Professor Subedi provides a competent and comprehensive assessment of the UN human rights system which culminates in a compelling plea for reform including concrete and feasible suggestions for change.' Karin Arts, Professor of International Law and Development, ISS, The Hague, The Netherlands

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Author's Bio

Surya P. Subedi, OBE, QC (Hon), is Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds, member of the Institut de Droit International, former UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia and barrister at the Three Stone Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London.

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