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The United Nations and Human Rights


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Appraising the UN Human Rights Regime, Philip Alston & Frederic Megret Part I: The Human Rights Mandate of the Principal Organs 1: The Security Council, Frederic Megret 2: The General Assembly, Andrew Clapham 3: The Economic and Social Council, Frederic Megret 4: The International Court of Justice, Bruno Simma Part II: Subsidiary Human Rights Organs 5: The Council and Commission on Human Rights, Rosa Freedman 6: The Consultative Committee, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes & Andrzej Gadkowski 7: The Commission on the Status of Women, Zehra Arat 8: Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: Madeleine Heyward Part III: Organs Monitoring Treaty Compliance 9: The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Patrick Thornberry 10: The Human Rights Committee, Ludovic Hennebel 11: The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, Andrew Byrnes 12: The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Philip Alston. 13: The Committee against Torture, Andrew Byrnes. 14: The Committee on the Rights of the Child, Christine Evans 15: The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Janet Lord & Michael Stei. 16: The Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Olivier de Frouville 17: The Committee on the Human Rights of Migrant Workers, Vincent Chetail 18: Coordination between Treaty Bodies, Suzanne Egan Part IV The Governance of Human Rights 19: The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Andrew Clapham. 20: Human Rights Co-ordination within the UN System, Georges Minet

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Frederic Megret is a Full-Professor and Dawson Fellow at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He holds a Phd in international law from the Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the University of Geneva. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the author of many articles on international human rights law, public international law, international criminal law and the laws of war. Philip Alston is an international lawyer whose teaching focuses primarily on human rights law and the law of international organizations. He directs the recently-established NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, part of the Institute for International Law and Justice. He is currently John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, NYU School of Law.


Review from other book by this author ... an excellent study of the many different aspects of human rights in the EU ... The volume is all the more interesting since it has a multidisciplinary approach. It does not only focus on legal aspects of human rights policies, but also deals with anthropological, social and political views on the EU and human rights. ... exceptional ... Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 8MJ2 (2001)

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