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The United Nations Human Rights Council: A Critique and Early Assessment


ISBN13: 9781138828896
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415640329
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2013)
Price: £28.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415640329



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The United Nations Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. The Council's mandate and founding principles demonstrate that one of the main aims, at its creation, was for the Council to overcome the Commission's flaws. Despite the need to avoid repeating its predecessor's failings, the Council's form, nature and many of its roles and functions are strikingly similar to those of the Commission.

This book examines the creation and formative years of the United Nations Human Rights Council and assesses the extent to which the Council has fulfilled its mandate. International law and theories of international relations are used to examine the Council and its functions. Council sessions, procedures and mechanisms are analysed in-depth, with particular consideration given to whether the Council has become politicised to the same extent as the Commission. Whilst remaining aware of the key differences in their functions, Rosa Freedman compares the work of the Council to that of treaty-based human rights bodies.

The author draws on observations from her attendance at Council proceedings in order to offer a unique account of how the body works in practice. The United Nations Human Rights Council will be of great interest to students and scholars of human rights law and international relations, as well as lawyers, NGOs and relevant government agencies.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
1. The United Nations Human Rights Council

Part 1: The Human Rights Council's Mandate
2. Background: From Commission to Council
3. Reforming the UN Principal Charter-Based Human Rights Body
4. Creation and Mandate

Part 2: Criteria for Assessing the Council 5. International Relations Theories
6. Roles and Functions of International Organisations
7. Politicisation of International Organisations
8. The United States and the Human Rights Council
9. The Council's Inaction on Darfur
10. Innovative Mechanisms

11. Conclusion

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Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law ISBN 9781138632967
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Human Rights in the Media: Representation, Rhetoric, Reality ISBN 9781138645813
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Jurisdiction, Immunity and Transnational Human Rights Litigation ISBN 9780415666381
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The Istanbul Convention, Domestic Violence and Human Rights ISBN 9781138953673
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Nomadic Peoples and Human Rights ISBN 9781138666498
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Care, Migration and Human Rights: Law and Practice ISBN 9781138792869
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Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms of the Council of Europe ISBN 9780415581622
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