The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure

By Suzanne Egan

This comprehensive and practical guide examines the core UN human rights treaties that form the framework of international human rights law. It describes the development of each treaty, along with the substantive rights enshrined in them, and it analyzes the nature and functions of their respective monitoring bodies. The book explains in detail how various procedures may be accessed, and it critiques their operation in practice. The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure covers a wide number of areas, including civil and political rights generally, racial and gender-based discrimination, and the prohibition against torture. It discusses proposals for reform of the UN human rights treaty monitoring system and the implications of these reforms. Written in a clear accessible style, the book will be essential reading for practitioners and students of human rights law. Additionally, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, and charities will benefit from this important resource.

550 pages

Publication Date: 7/31/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781847661098