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The International Human Rights Legal System

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter provides an overview of the most important nuts and bolts of the international human rights legal system, which generally resides within the structures of the United Nations. It first ... More


The United Nations Human Rights Council: Origins, Antecedents, and Prospects

Kevin Boyle

in New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The Geneva based United Nations Human Rights Council held its first session in June 2006. It replaced the Human Rights Commission whose reputation had seriously declined in its last years with ... More


Legitimizing Repression: Blasphemy Restrictions in the United Nations

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Eleven describes formal efforts to legislate anti-blasphemy laws through international fora. For two decades, the Organization of the Islamic conference has sought to use the UN to win ... More


Reforming the UN Human Rights Protection Procedures: A Legal Perspective on the Establishment of the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism

Nadia Bernaz

in New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyses the universal periodic review (UPR) mechanism of the Human Rights Council from a public international law perspective. In a system purely modelled by law, it argues that human ... More


The United Nations Human Rights Council, Its Special Procedures, and Its Relationship with the Treaty Bodies: Complementarity or Competition? 1

Sir Nigel Rodley

in New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

There are two broad clusters of United Nations human rights machinery: those set up under international human rights treaties (treaty bodies) and those established under the Human Rights Council ... More


Architectural Clarity or Creative Ambiguity? The Place of the Human Rights Council in the Institutional Structure of the United Nations

Bardo Fassbender

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The creation of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006 can be seen as the most important change in the institutional structure of the United Nations (UN) since its inception. This statement is ... More


Introduction

Kevin Boyle

in New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Human rights institutions, with their attendant mandates and mechanisms for promotion and protection, are indispensible if the human rights commitments of states are to impact on the lives of ... More


New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Kevin Boyle (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Human rights institutions are indispensable if human rights are to be effectively protected. This collection of chapters addresses examples of new institution building in the human rights field at ... More


The UN’s Human Rights Bodies

Rosemary Foot

in China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198843733
eISBN:
9780191879456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843733.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of the UN’s two human rights bodies: namely, the UN Commission on Human Rights and its replacement, the UN Human Rights Council. Three key moments in China’s ... More


Creation, Institutionalization, and Development of Public and Confidential Special Procedures

Elvira Domínguez-Redondo

in In Defense of Politicization of Human Rights: The UN Special Procedures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197516706
eISBN:
9780197516737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516706.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The history of how Special Procedures were first envisaged, considered, mooted, negotiated, and created impacted the evolution of the internationalization of human rights under the auspices of the UN ... More


The Human Rights Council and the Convergence of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak

in Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199941445
eISBN:
9780190260170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199941445.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the role of the United Nations Human Rights Council in addressing violations of human rights law (HRL) and international humanitarian law (IHL). It first outlines the ... More


United Nations Human Rights Law

Steven Wheatley

in The Idea of International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198749844
eISBN:
9780191814174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749844.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 3 tells the story of human rights in the United Nations. The work shows how we can understand the UN as a complex system of regulatory authority, which evolves with changes in the behaviours ... More


The UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council, and the Protection of Cultural HeritageA Matter of Peace and Security, Human Rights, or Both?

Kristin Hausler

in Intersections in International Cultural Heritage Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198846291
eISBN:
9780191881459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846291.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council have increasingly addressed the destruction of cultural heritage in recent years, reflecting an expanded focus on cultural heritage protection ... More


The Dignity and Worth of People in Nature: Strengthening Environmental Human Rights

Ken Conca

in An Unfinished Foundation: The United Nations and Global Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190232856
eISBN:
9780190232894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232856.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the evolving relationship between human rights and the environment within the UN. The discussion traces the barriers to giving environmental human rights meaning. One barrier ... More


Universal Periodic Review: a New System of International Law with Specific Ground Rules?

Christian Tomuschat

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Since the establishment of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006 the general architecture of international law has received new features, in particular through the introduction of the Universal ... More


Human Rights

Simon Chesterman, Ian Johnstone, and David M. Malone

in Law and Practice of the United Nations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199399482
eISBN:
9780199399512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399482.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the UN Charter mechanisms, emphasizing the tension between sovereignty and human rights. A central question is whether it is possible for an organization of states to protect ... More


Negotiating the UN Human Rights Council: Rising Powers, Established Powers, and NGOs

Martin Binder and Sophie Eisentraut

in Contested World Orders: Rising Powers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843047
eISBN:
9780191878947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843047.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the negotiation of the UN Human Rights Council in order to systematically analyse and compare the preferences that rising powers, established powers, and NGOs have expressed ... More


The EU’s engagement with the United Nations on human rights

Anna-Luise Chané

in The European Union and Human Rights: Law and Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198814191
eISBN:
9780191904240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814191.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law

In line with the European Union’s (EU’s or Union’s) dual commitment to human rights and effective multilateralism, cooperation with the United Nations (UN) is an important element of the Union’s ... More


Monitoring and Enforcement: Socialization and Rule-Breakers

Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks

in Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199300990
eISBN:
9780199367610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300990.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapters 5–7 demonstrate that a close analysis of the characteristics and function of each mechanism matters for designing multilateral institutions such as human rights treaties. These chapters link ... More


Conditional Membership: Socialization and Community Delimitation

Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks

in Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199300990
eISBN:
9780199367610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300990.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapters 5–7 demonstrate that a close analysis of the characteristics and function of each mechanism matters for designing international institutions such as human rights treaties. These chapters ... More


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