History of science and medicine library. Knowledge infrastructure and knowledge economy ; volume6. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2019, ISBN ; 9789004390775.
The universal protection of human rights remains the core challenge of the United Nations if it is to achieve its mission of a world of peace, development and justice. Yet, at a time of seismic changes in the world, when shocking violations of human rights are taking place world-wide, the UN human rights system is in need of urgent modernization. This book, written by a foremost scholar-practitioner who previously exercised the functions of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, advances a series of ideas to modernize the UN protection system. Among a dozen key proposals are that the UN human rights system should help alleviate the plight of the poorest, pay greater attention to the national protection system of each country, and establish a World Court on Human Rights that can deal with countries which grievously violate human rights. Unlike other texts that have focused on those topics, this book not only provides comprehensive analysis but, crucially, offers practical and workable solutions based on the author's significant expertise and experience. Scholars, practitioners, and students of international human rights will benefit immensely from its analysis, insights, perspectives, and proposals. It is a salutary contribution on the 75th anniversary of the UN (2020).
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Preliminary Material Introduction Philosophy, Perspectives and Strategy The UN Human Rights System: A Sunflower The Plight of the Poorest The World of the Future: The Human Rights Component of a Global Watch over Human Security Preventing Gross Violations of Human Rights: A UN World Report on National Protection and Prevention Systems A Standing Security Council Item on Human Rights and International Peace and Security Refocusing the Human Rights Council, its Special Procedures and its Universal Periodic Review Synergizing Treaty Implementation with the UPR Process Establishing a World Court against Gross Violations of Human Rights Periodic Youth Assemblies in Support of the Universality of Human Rights Strengthening International Human Rights Law The International Court of Justice as Authoritative Arbiter over International Human Rights Law within the UN System Conclusion Bibliography Index.