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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Law and Legitimacy

ISBN13: 9781107006546
Published: April 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £88.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107538290

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The effective implementation of human rights treaty obligations in national law is subject to increasing attention. The main responsibility for the international monitoring of national implementation at the global level is entrusted to the UN human rights treaty bodies.

These bodies are established by the respective human rights conventions and are composed of independent experts. This book examines three aspects of these bodies: the legal aspects of their structure, functions and decisions; their effectiveness in ensuring respect for human rights obligations; and the legitimacy of these bodies and their decisions.

Containing contributions from a variety of eminent legal experts, including present and former members of the treaty bodies, the analysis should be read in light of the ongoing effort to strengthen treaty bodies under the auspices of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the involvement of relevant stakeholders.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Public International Law
1. Introduction Helen Keller and Geir Ulfstein
2. Examination of state reports Walter Kalin
3. Individual complaints Geir Ulfstein
4. General comments of the Human Rights Committee and their legitimacy Helen Keller and Leena Grover
5. The protection of economic and social rights: a particular challenge? Urfan Khaliq and Robin Churchill
6. Aspects of human rights interpretation by the UN Treaty bodies Birgit Schlutter
7. UN Treaty bodies and the Human Rights Council Nigel S. Rodley
8. The legal status of decisions by human rights treaty bodies in national law Rosanne van Alebeek and Andre Nollkaemper
9. Conclusions Helen Keller and Geir Ulfstein.