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The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights

Edited by: Jared Genser, Bruno Stagno Ugarte

ISBN13: 9781316621158
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2014)
Price: £24.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107040076

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This is the first comprehensive look at the human rights dimensions of the work of the only body within the United Nations system capable of compelling action by its member states. Known popularly for its failure to prevent mass atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and Syria, the breadth and depth of the Security Council's work on human rights in recent decades is much broader.

This book examines questions including: how is the Security Council dealing with human rights concerns? What does it see as the place of human rights in conflict prevention, peacemaking and peacekeeping? And how does it address the quest for justice in the face of gross violations of human rights? Written by leading practitioners, scholars and experts, this book provides a broad perspective that describes, explains and evaluates the contribution of the Security Council to the promotion of human rights and how it might more effectively achieve its goals.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I. The Security Council and Human Rights:
1. Evolution of the security council's engagement on human rights Bruno Stagno Ugarte and Jared Genser

Part II. Thematic Work of the Security Council:
2. Civilians and armed conflict Rosa Brooks
3. Women, peace, and security Janet Benshoof
4. Children and armed conflict Shamala Kandiah Thompson

Part III. Securing, Maintaining, and Building Peace:
5. UN peacekeeping and human rights Mari Katayanagi
6. Coordination with other UN organs Bertrand G. Ramcharan

Part IV. Law and Justice:
7. Accountability for international crimes - special tribunals and referrals to the international criminal court William Schabas
8. Enhancing rule of law Axel Marschik

Part V. Case Studies:
9. Rwanda Romeo A. Dallaire and Krystal Carrier
10. Bosnia-Herzegovina Geoffrey Nice and Nena Tromp
11. Timor-Leste Jose Ramos-Horta and Benedict Rogers
12. Sudan (Darfur) Bruno Stagno Ugarte
13. Democratic Republic of Congo Anthony W. Gambino
14. Kosovo Soren Jessen-Petersen
15. Libya Philippe Kirsch and Mohamed Helal
16. Syria Richard Gowan and Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

Part V. Conclusion.