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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


The United Nations

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

UN bodies with responsibility for action against racial discrimination are described. During the period 1945–1995, the number of UN member states grew from 29 to 185. The work of the human rights ... More


Seizing the Initiative

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

With the election of new members in 1988 and with changes in external circumstances, CERD was able to take positive steps to improve its working methods and to agree that it would issue ‘concluding ... More


Towards Integration of United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body Recommendations: The Rights-Based Approach Model

Michael O'Flaherty

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The seven principal United Nations-sponsored human rights treaties stipulate that states parties submit periodic reports to the respective treaty monitoring bodies on their implementation of the ... More


Strategies for Reform: Facilitating Intersectionality in Human Rights Advocacy

Johanna Bond

in Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868835
eISBN:
9780191905308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868835.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

An intersectional human rights framework offers victims of human rights violations the best chance to recover remedies that fully address the complex and structural dimensions of the violations. To ... More


Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Monitoring, Interpreting, and Adjudicating Health-Related Human Rights

Benjamin Mason Meier and Virgínia Brás Gomes

in Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190672676
eISBN:
9780190672713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter assesses the role of human rights treaty bodies in monitoring, interpreting, and adjudicating health-related human rights obligations, facilitating accountability for the realization of ... More


The Core UN Human Rights Treaty Systems

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/9780198749844.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 4 examines the core United Nations human rights treaties. It shows how we can think of these as complex systems, the result of the interactions of the states parties and the treaty bodies. ... More


The Legal Status of Decisions by Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Authoritative Interpretations or Mission Éducatrice?

Leonardo Borlini and Luigi Crema

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197513552
eISBN:
9780197513576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197513552.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Academic analysis of pronouncements of human rights treaty monitoring bodies has tended to focus on their contribution to the promotion of human rights in domestic jurisdictions, particularly to ... More


The Institutional Future of the Covenants: A World Court for Human Rights?

Felice D Gaer

in The Human Rights Covenants at 50: Their Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825890
eISBN:
9780191864902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825890.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Longstanding proposals to strengthen implementation of the international human rights treaties have often focused on procedural reforms such as harmonizing methods of work or consolidating ten treaty ... More


Selected UN Human Rights Treaties

ANDREW CLAPHAM

in Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288465
eISBN:
9780191707681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288465.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks at the ‘case-law’ and practice of the UN treaty bodies and reveals the ways in which the human rights obligations of non-state actors have been addressed. It also discusses the UN ... More


Treaty bodies and States: shaping custom

Kasey McCall-Smith

in International organisations, non-State actors, and the formation of customary international law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526134158
eISBN:
9781526161000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134165.00023
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter delivers an account of the way in which the engagement between States and the United Nations human rights treaty bodies plays a clear, but often overlooked, role in shaping customary ... More


Interpreting International Human Rights Standards: Treaty Body General Comments as a Chisel or a Hammer

Kasey L. McCall-Smith (ed.)

in Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791409
eISBN:
9780191833878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791409.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the introduction of general comments into domestic legal systems. As a universally applicable form of soft law produced by the treaty bodies, general comments have unparalleled ... More


Evolution of Intersectionality in the UN Treaty Bodies

Johanna Bond

in Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868835
eISBN:
9780191905308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868835.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter details the increasing attention to intersectionality theory within the work of the UN human rights treaty bodies, committees of experts who oversee implementation of the human rights ... More


Giving Meaning and Effect to Human Rights: The Contributions of Human Rights Committee Members

Gerald L Neuman

in The Human Rights Covenants at 50: Their Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825890
eISBN:
9780191864902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825890.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the multiple roles played by the members of the Human Rights Committee in giving effect to the rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It ... More


Putting Intersectionality to Work: Non-governmental Organizations

Johanna Bond

in Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868835
eISBN:
9780191905308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868835.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Just as the UN treaty bodies have been increasingly willing to consider intersectionality in the international human rights context, many nongovernmental organizations have also incorporated an ... More


Gingerly Walking on the VCLT Frontier?: Reflections from a Survey on the Interpretive Approach of the Japanese Courts to Treaties

Yukiko Takashiba

in The Interpretation of International Law by Domestic Courts: Uniformity, Diversity, Convergence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738923
eISBN:
9780191802126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738923.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks into the practice of the Japanese courts not having grappled with the interpretive methodology specific to international law and its sparse and sporadic use of the VCLT rules. The ... More


Conceptual Background: Disability in the Field of International Human Rights Law

Gauthier de Beco

in Disability in International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198824503
eISBN:
9780191863318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824503.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter starts by outlining the existing models of disability and by relating these models to the Convention. The aim is not to advance debates about the models themselves but to examine the ... More


Soft Law, Doctrinal Development, and the General Comments of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Mátyás Bódig (ed.)

in Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791409
eISBN:
9780191833878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791409.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the role of the CESCR Committee and its general comments in facilitating this process. Most authors agree that the Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights suffers from ... More


The Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Dominika Švarc Pipan

in The Judicialization of International Law: A Mixed Blessing?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816423
eISBN:
9780191853685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816423.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Dominika Švarc explores the way in which the interstate International Court of Justice (ICJ) deals with individual human rights and international humanitarian law. She argues that ever since the ... More


Conclusion: An Intersectional Future for Human Rights

Johanna Bond

in Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868835
eISBN:
9780191905308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868835.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Intersectionality has changed the way we think about human rights. It offers a complex, comprehensive, and nuanced approach that redounds to the benefit of victims seeking redress. It allows victims ... More


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