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The Fundamentals of International Human Rights Treaty Law

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This book has a simple objective: to present the fundamentals of international human rights treaty law in a way that can be helpful to the national leader, official, or legal adviser whose duty it is to help put a human rights treaty regime into the law and practice in his or her country. It is a book of international law, as provided for in the principal international and regional human rights treaties and draws upon the jurisprudence and practice of their monitoring organs. ...
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Overview

This book has a simple objective: to present the fundamentals of international human rights treaty law in a way that can be helpful to the national leader, official, or legal adviser whose duty it is to help put a human rights treaty regime into the law and practice in his or her country. It is a book of international law, as provided for in the principal international and regional human rights treaties and draws upon the jurisprudence and practice of their monitoring organs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004176089
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Series: International Studies in Human Rights , #106
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bertrand G. Ramcharan Ll.M (LSE), Ph.D. (LSE), Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn), Distinguished Fellow, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham. Previously: First Swiss Chair of Human Rights, Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Chancellor of the University of Guyana and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a.i.
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Table of Contents

Foreword J.Th. Möller
Introduction
Chapter One: The Nature and Characteristics of International Human Rights Treaty Law
Chapter Two: The Requirement of a National Protection System
Chapter Three: Democracy and the Rule of Law
Chapter Four: Human Rights in Times of Crises or Emergencies
Chapter Five: Preventive Strategies: Obligations to Prevent under International Human Rights Treaties and Jurisprudence
Chapter Six: The Duty to Respect, Protect and Ensure
Chapter Seven: The Duty to Provide Redress
Chapter Eight: The Essence of Supervision in Reporting Systems
Chapter Nine: The Essence of Petitions and Fact-finding Procedures
Chapter Ten: Universality, Equality and Justice
Conclusion
Appendix I General Comment No. 31 of the Human Rights Committee
Appendix II General Comment No. 33 of the Human Rights Committee
Appendix III The Limburg Principles on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Appendix IV The Siracusa Principles
Appendix V The Council of Europe and the Rule of Law
Bibliography; Index.
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