The United Nations and Human Rights: A guide for a new era / Edition 2

The United Nations and Human Rights: A guide for a new era / Edition 2

by Julie Mertus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415491401

ISBN-13: 9780415491402

Pub. Date: 06/09/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Julie Mertus’ highly acclaimed text continues to be the only completely up-to-date comprehensive yet succinct guide to the United Nations human rights system.

Today, virtually all UN bodies and specialized agencies are undertaking efforts to incorporate the promotion or protection of human rights into their programs and activities. The United Nations and

Overview

Julie Mertus’ highly acclaimed text continues to be the only completely up-to-date comprehensive yet succinct guide to the United Nations human rights system.

Today, virtually all UN bodies and specialized agencies are undertaking efforts to incorporate the promotion or protection of human rights into their programs and activities. The United Nations and Human Rights examines these recent initiatives within the broader context of human rights practice, including the promotion of individual rights, management of international conflict and the advancement of agendas of social movements.

The fully revised and updated second edition not only provides a complete guide to the development, structure and procedures within the UN human rights system, but also reflects the vital changes that have occurred within the UN system, devoting considerable attention to expanding the range of issues discussed, including:

  • new developments in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • the current controversy surrounding the new Human Rights Council
  • expanded treatment of economic and social rights.

A superb addition to any human rights syllabus, this book maintains its position as essential reading for students and practitioners of human rights, international relations and international law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415491402
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Series:
Global Institutions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 0.85(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Guide to the New UN Human Rights Practice 2. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 3. UN Charter-based Bodies (and other non-treaty bodies) 4. UN Treaty Bodies 5. The Security Council 6. The International Labour Organization and the UN Global Contract 7. Conclusion: Looking Backward, Going Forward

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