The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring

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John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law Philip Alston, Philip Alston, James Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law and Fellow James Crawford
Cambridge University Press, 2000. gada 11. maijs - 563 lappuses
Every state in the world has undertaken human rights obligations on the basis of UN treaties. Today's challenge is to enhance the effectiveness of procedures and institutions established to promote the accountability of governments. The six treaty bodies that monitor and evaluate state policies and practices play a vital role, but the whole system has been stretched almost to breaking point. It is under-funded, many governments fail to report or do so very late or superficially, there is a growing backlog of individual complaints, broad reservations have been lodged by many states, and the expertise of committee members has been questioned. This volume contains detailed analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of the system, written by leading participants in the work of the treaty bodies. Their recommendations provide a blueprint for far-reaching reform of a system of major importance for the future of international efforts to protect human rights.
 

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The UN human rights treaty system A system in crisis?
1
Individual claims in a world of massive violations What role for the Human Rights Committee?
15
Decisiontaking in the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
55
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at the crossroads
79
The reporting process under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
113
The Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights Catalyst for change in a system needing reform
129
Countryoriented procedures under the Convention against Torture Towards a new dynamism
145
UN human rights reporting procedures An NGO perspective
175
The United States and the international human rights treaty system For expert only?
317
Reporting in the InterAmerican system of humans rights protection
333
Lessons from the reporting system of the European Social Charter
347
The role of reporting in international environmental treaties Lessons for human rights supervision
361
The problem of overlapping among different treaty bodies
383
Bodies of knowledge A diversity promotion role for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
403
Treaty bodies responding to states of emergency The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina
439
Ensuring effective supervisory procedures The need for resources
461

Making human rights treaty obligations a reality Working with new actions and partners
201
Domestic implementation of international human rights treaties Nordic and Baltic experiences
229
The domestic impact of international human rights standards The Japanese experience
245
The role of human rights treaty standards in domestic law The Southern African experience
269
Uses and abuses of the treaty reporting procedure Hong Kong between two systems
287
Servicing and financing human rights supervision
481
Beyond them and us Putting treaty body reform into perspective
501
Index
527
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