1st Edition

Human Rights: International Protection, Monitoring, Enforcement

Edited By

Janusz Symonides

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ISBN 9780754623021
Published November 28, 2003 by Routledge
444 Pages

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Book Description

The series of volumes prepared by UNESCO for teaching human rights at higher education level comes to a successful conclusion with the publication of this volume. Human Rights: International Protection, Monitoring, Enforcement takes an institutional approach to the international protection of human rights, examining first the United Nations system, which may be seen as universal, and then analysing regional systems of protection. An indispensable source of information on the protection of human rights, the volume can also be employed as a practical guide to the use of existing procedures in the defence of human rights.

Table of Contents

Contents: The United Nations System: United Nations mechanisms to promote and protect human rights, Zdzislaw Kedzia; The international labour organization's system of human rights protection, Lee Swepston; UNESCO procedures for the protection of human rights, Karl Josef Partsch and Klaus Hüfner. Regional Systems: The European systems for the protection of human rights, Maxime Tardu; The Inter-American system for the protection of human rights, Hugo Caminos; The protection of human rights in Africa: the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, Daniel D.C. Don Nanjira; Regional protection of human rights in the Arab States In Statu Nascendi, Bahey el Din Hassan. Towards Further Strengthening of Human Rights Protection: National systems for the protection of human rights, Jean-Bernard Marie; Criminal responsibility for violations of human rights, William A. Schabas; Sanctions and human rights, Katarina Tomasevski; Indicators for the implementation of human rights, Michael Kirby; The role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the protection and enforcement of human rights, Laurie S. Wiseberg; Index.

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'...the standard of contributions to this volume is high...as a starting point for looking at broad principles and practices of enforcement this book is very useful...' Just News 'The 12 contributors in this outstanding UNESCO volume provide a wide-ranging survey...Highly recommended.' ChoiceReviews.online ' ...envisaged as a practical guide to using human rights procedures. The background of the contributors as academics as well as advocates greatly assists this aim. In fact, the general descriptive tone of the articles...has the advantage of providing lecturers with good tips on approaching human rights bodies.' Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict '...excellent overview of the various international and national institutions concerned with the protection and promotion of human rights...ideal textbook for human rights education at any educational level.' German Yearbook of International Law