Enforcing International Human Rights Law: The Un Treaty System in the 21st Century

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  • ISBN-13: 9789041114150
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 1152
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 2.59 (d)

Table of Contents

I An Analysis and Evaluation of the System of State Reporting 1
1 An Analysis and Evaluation of the System of State Reporting 3
2 State Reporting and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 23
3 Reporting and the Committee on the Rights of the Child 35
4 State Reporting and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations 45
5 State Reporting: an NGO Perspective 57
II Fact-funding as Part of Effective Implementation 63
6 Human Rights Fact-Finding 65
7 The Role of a Human Rights Field Presence 97
8 Fact-Finding in the Inter-American System 105
9 Fact-finding as Part of Effective Implementation: the Strasbourg Experience 115
III An Effective Individual Complaint Mechanism in an International Human Rights Context 137
10 An Effective Complaints Procedure in the Context of International Human Rights Law 139
11 Commentary on Complaint Processes by Human Rights Committee and Torture Committee Members 163
(a) The Human Rights Committee 163
(b) The Committee Against Torture 166
12 Reflections on the Effectiveness of the European System for the Protection of Human Rights 169
IV Defining the Role of Non-governmental Organizations 181
13 Defining the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations with Regard to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies 183
14 Women's Human Rights NGOs and the Treaty Bodies: Some Case Studies in Using the Treaty Bodies to Protect the Human Rights of Women 195
15 The NGO Role: Implementation, Expanding Protection and Monitoring the Monitors 209
16 Defining the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations: Splendid Isolation of Better Use of NGO Expertise? 219
17 The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Non-Governmental Organizations 227
V Follow-up of Treaty Body Conclusions 231
18 Follow-Up Mechanisms Before UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the UN Mechanisms Beyond 233
19 The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: A Link Between Decisions of Expert Monitoring Bodies and Enforcement by Political Bodies 251
20 The Effects of Final Decisions of the Supervisory Organs Under the European Convention on Human Rights 255
21 Follow-Up in the ILO Context 273
22 Follow-Up of Treaty Body Conclusions by the Treaty Bodies and the UN Mechanisms Beyond 277
VI The Future of the Human Rights Treaty System: Forging Recommendations 285
23 The Future of the Human Rights Treaty System: Forging Recommendations 287
24 A Court and Two Consolidated Treaty Bodies 299
VII The Role of National Courts: A Canadian Example 303
25 Enforcing International Human Rights Law: The Treaty System in the 21st Century 305
VIII Conference: Discussion and Recommendations 313
26 Discussion 315
27 Conclusions and Recommendations 331
App. 1 The Text of the Treaties 343
App. 2 Status of Ratifications 449
App. 3 Status of Individual Communications 459
App. 4 Draft Amendments to the Treaties 469
App. 5 Report of the Independent Expert on Enhancing the Long-Term Effectiveness of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System 513
App. 6 International Law Association Report on the Treaty System 679
App. 7 Meetings of Chairpersons of the Treaty Bodies 701
App. 8 Resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights relating to the Human Rights Treaties (2000) 871
App. 9 Resolutions of the General Assembly relating to the Human Rights Treaties 923
App. 10 Regional Human Rights Instruments 963
Index 1075
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