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Vol 24 No 9 Sept/Oct 2019

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The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy

ISBN13: 9781789907933
To be Published: February 2020
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £165.00

Since its establishment 13 years ago, the work of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been subject to many interpretations, with differing theories proffered and conclusions drawn. This comprehensive guide, from an author with an intimate knowledge of the organisation, dissects every aspect of the UNHRCs work examines the efficiency of, and interactions between, its mechanisms. The book also offers a meticulous overview of the structure and functions of the Council and its processes, providing readers not only with a clear and practical guide, but a platform from which to formulate their own opinions and conclusions.

Key Features:
  • Authored by the first Secretary of the UNHRC
  • Unique practical insights from a UN insider
  • Explanation of the complex decision-making processes of the Council
  • UNHRC procedures described within the overall context in which they operate
  • Highlights vital, but hard to access, UN and UNHRC documents and references

    Clear and accessible, this informative book will be a key resource for NGO's, diplomats, UN officials and other participants in UNHRC proceedings, whilst also being valuable to human rights students and academics seeking to broaden their understanding of UNHRC operations.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. The Human Rights Council in a Nutshell
2. The Human Rights Council Functions
3. The Human Rights Council Governance: The Role and Functions of the President and His/Her Bureau
4. The Human Rights Council Stakeholders
5. The Structure of Sessional and Intersessional Activities
6. The HRC Voting Procedure and Procedural Motions
7. The Change Management Process as it Applies to the Council and Previously the Commission In Guise of an Imperfect Conclusion