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Author Subedi, Surya P., 1958- author

Title The effectiveness of the UN human rights system : reform and the judicialisation of human rights / Surya Subedi
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Series Human rights and international law
Human rights and international law.
Contents The place of human rights in the contemporary and globalised world -- The conceptual and international development of human rights -- Effectiveness of the UN human rights treaty bodies -- Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights Council and its challenges -- Effectiveness of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights -- The UN human rights special rapporteurs and their effectiveness in protecting human rights -- Effectiveness of other UN charter-based bodies and agencies associated with the UN -- Reform of the UN human rights system and the judicialisation of human rights at the international level
Summary "The UN human rights agenda has reached the mature age of 70 years and many UN mechanisms created to implement this agenda are themselves in their middle-age, yet human rights violations are still a daily occurrence around the globe. The scorecard of the UN human rights mechanisms appears impressive in terms of the promotion, spreading of education and engaging states in a dialogue to promote human rights, but when it comes to holding governments to account for violations of these rights, the picture is much more dismal. This book examines the effectiveness of UN mechanisms and suggests measures to reform them in order to create a system that is robust and fit to serve the 21st century. This book [critiques] the rationale and effectiveness of each of the major UN human rights mechanisms, including the Human Rights Council, the human rights treaty bodies, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteurs and other Charter-based bodies. [The author] argues most of the UN human rights mechanisms have remained toothless entities and proposes measures to reform and strengthen it by depoliticising the workings of UN human rights mechanisms and judicialising human rights at the international level."-- Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United Nations Human Rights Council -- Evaluation.
United Nations -- Evaluation.
United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights -- Evaluation.
Human rights.
International agencies -- Evaluation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315200406
1351778951 (electronic bk.)
9781351778954 (electronic bk.)