New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Hardcover | June 22, 2009

EditorKevin Boyle

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This book presents a multi-faceted approach to one of the most crucial challenges facing Human Rights institutions today - the implementation gap that exists between human rights norms and their enforcement by States. Comprising contributions from renowned international scholars in the fieldof human rights, New Institutions for Human Rights Protection examines how the human rights commitments entered into by States might be translated more effectively into protection for individuals in practice and the crucial role that human rights institutions, at both a national and internationallevel, have to play in this endeavour.Focusing on recent developments in respect to institutions such as the UN Human Rights Council and the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), these essays present a thorough account of the challenges and objectives facing the international community today with respect to human rights. From anaccount of the origins and aims of the UN Human Rights Council to its potential conflict with the missions of other Treaty bodies and from an observation on the role of institutions in the field of racism and discrimination to the potency of human rights norms and institutions to uphold minorityinterests, this volume offers original and diverse perspectives on the role of fledgling human rights institutions.

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This book presents a multi-faceted approach to one of the most crucial challenges facing Human Rights institutions today - the implementation gap that exists between human rights norms and their enforcement by States. Comprising contributions from renowned international scholars in the fieldof human rights, New Institutions for Human ...

Kevin Boyle is a Professor of Law at the University of Essex with specialisation in Human Rights Law. He was Director of the Human Rights Centre from 1990 to 2001. From 2001-2002 he spent a year in Geneva with the United Nations as Senior Adviser to Mary Robinson the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:June 22, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019957054X

ISBN - 13:9780199570546

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Kevin Boyle: Introduction1. Kevin Boyle: The United Nations Human Rights Council: Origins, Antecedents and Prospects2. Sir Nigel Rodley: The United Nations Human Rights Council, Its Special Procedures and Its Relationship with the Treaty Bodies: Complementarity or Competition?3. Nadia Bernaz: Reforming the UN Human Rights Protection Procedures: A Legal Perspective on the Establishment of the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism4. Olivier De Schutter: The EU Fundamental Rights Agency: Genesis and Potential5. Isabelle Rorive: A Comparative and European Examination of National Institutions in the Field of Racism and Discrimination6. Gudmundur Alfredsson: Minority Rights: Norms and InstitutionsIndex