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Making Treaties Work: Human Rights, Environment and Arms Control

Edited by: Geir Ulfstein, Thilo Marauhn, Andreas Zimmermann

ISBN13: 9780521873178
Published: February 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99
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There is an increasing focus on the need for national implementation of treaties. International law has traditionally left enforcement to the individual parties, but more and more treaties contain arrangements to induce States to comply with their commitments.

Experts in this book examine three forms of such mechanisms: dispute settlement procedures in the form of international courts, non-compliance procedures of an administrative character, and enforcement of obligation by coercive means. Three fields are examined, namely human rights, international environmental law, and arms control and disarmament.

These areas are in the forefront of the development of current international law and deal with multilateral, rather than purely bilateral issues. The three parts of the book on human rights, international environmental law and arms control contain a general introduction and case studies of the most relevant treaties in the field. Will appeal widely to both generalists and specialists in international law and relations.

  • A combination of experts in the respective fields of human rights, international arms control and disarmament and general international lawyers provide their insight
  • Book will be of interest for practitioners, international lawyers, and decision makers
  • The sections on human rights contain several case studies of the most relevant treaties in the field

Public International Law
Part I. International Human Rights: 1. Dispute resolution, compliance control and enforcement in human rights law A. Zimmerman
2. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Martin Scheinin
3. The European Convention on Human Rights Mark Villiger
4. The European Convention on the Prevention of Torture (ECPT) compared with the United Nations Convention against Torture (UN-CAT) and its Optional Protocol (OPCAT)
Part II. International Environmental Law Renate Kicker: 5. Dispute resolution, compliance control and enforcement in international environmental law Geir Ulfstein
6. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Rosalind Reeve
7. The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Tuomas Kukkanen
8. The Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) Veit Koester
9. The Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention): international arms control law Timo Koivurova
Part III: 10. Dispute resolution, compliance control and enforcement of international arms control law Thilo Marauhn
11. The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention) Lisa Tabassi
12. The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Laura Rockwood
13. The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) Kathleen Lawand
Part IV. General Comments: 14. Dispute resolution Andreas L. Paulus
15. Compliance control Jutta Brunnée
16. Enforcement Christian J. Tams