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Human Rights Protection: Methods and Effectiveness

ISBN13: 9789041117021
ISBN: 9041117024
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £153.00

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All institutions have human rights responsibilities. Some have been set up with this function and others have had human rights principles thrust upon them.

This book explores how different institutions, from state entities, national human rights commissions and the judiciary, to the United Nations agencies and international courts, have engaged in human rights protection.

There is analysis of their evolution in this role and the methods that they use. Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina are illustrative of what can happen to human rights when societies are in conflict. Other chapters consider the development of international criminal law, the trouble with treaties and the increasing pressure on corporations to demonstrate social responsibility.

There is plenty of evidence that human rights protection is as important as ever and this book looks at what is required to achieve this effectively.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
F. Butler.
National Institutions: Their Role in Protecting Human Rights.
1. Confrontation and Co-operation between Institutions in the Protection of Human Rights
D. Feldman.
2. Bringing Rights Home: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions
J. Hucker.
3. Mediation: A Tool for Mainstreaming Human Rights?
F. Butler.
4. Learning Human Rights
S. Sedley.
5. What are Judges for?
C. Gearty. Societies in Conflict: What Happens to Human Rights?
6. The Protection of Human Rights -- Lessons from Northern Ireland
B. Dickson.
7. The Role of Institutions in Peace Building: (Rule of Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Z. Pajic. International Institutions and Treaties: How Effective are They?
8. International Criminal Law and Human Rights
P. Carter.
9. The International Court of Justice and Human Rights
R. Higgins.
10. The Evolution of United Nations' Charter-based Machinery for the Protection of Human Rights
N. Rodley.
11. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Its Purpose and Effectiveness
A. Lester. Other Influences.
12. The Business of Human Rights
F. House. Rethinking the Meaning of Human Rights.
13. Human Rights: The Time for Reassessment
R. Wallace.
Table of Cases.
British Institute of Human Rights Information.