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The Law, Policy and Politics of the UN Human Rights Council

Edited by: Bertrand G. Ramcharan

ISBN13: 9789004289024
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £129.00



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The UN Human Rights Council is the leading human rights organ of the United Nations and, ten years after it was established, it has attracted commendation as well as severe criticism.

Its universal periodic review is widely recognized as a valuable process of international cooperation to advance the universal implementation of human rights. However, it has been criticized for not acting effectively and fairly in dealing with situations of shocking violations of human rights in many parts of the world.

It is an international organ with the highest responsibilities to uphold universal values but, at the same time, it is a political organ of United Nations Member States, and it shows the characteristics of both a values-based body and a theatre of political drama.

It is the merit of this book to present the Human Rights Council in terms of its mandates, roles and organization while seeking to remind the membership and the international community at large that the Council must be anchored in the modern human rights law of the Charter - of which the author gives a superb presentation.

The book then proceeds to make the case that human rights are part of international constitutional law and this is exceedingly important at a time when universal values have come under stress from various quarters including from terrorist formations. The argument of the book is essentially that the modern human rights law of the Charter and the human rights provisions of international constitutional law must take precedence for everyone, everywhere.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Foreword: Professor Jiri Toman
Preface
Introduction: Mandate, Roles, Organization of the Human Rights Council

Chapters:
I. The Council and the Modern Human Rights Law of the Charter
II. Human Rights as International Constitutional Law
III. The Public Policy Role of the Human Rights Council
IV. Human Rights and Security Challenges
V. The National Responsibility to Protect
VI. National Protection in Practice? The IBSA Countries
VII. International Cooperation: The Universal Periodic Review
VIII. International Legislation
IX. Prevention
X. Fact-Finding
XI. Protection
XII. Justice

Conclusion
Appendices:
I. Resolution establishing the Human Rights Council
II. Code of Conduct for Special Procedures
Bibliography
Index.