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This is the first comprehensive look at the human rights dimensions of the work of the only body within the United Nations system capable of compelling action by its member states. Known popularly for its failure to prevent mass atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and Syria, the breadth and depth of the Security Council's work on human rights in recent decades is much broader. This book examines questions including: how is the Security Council dealing with human rights concerns? What does it see as the place of human rights in conflict prevention, peacemaking and peacekeeping? And how does it address the quest for justice in the face of gross violations of human rights? Written by leading practitioners, scholars and experts, this book provides a broad perspective that describes, explains and evaluates the contribution of the Security Council to the promotion of human rights and how it might more effectively achieve its goals.
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Formatted Contents Note
Part I. The Security Council and human rights Evolution of the Security Council's engagement on human rights / Bruno Stagno Ugarte and Jared Genser Part II. Thematic work of the Security Council Civilians and armed conflict / Rosa Brooks Women, peace, and security / Janet Benshoof Children and armed conflict / Shamala Kandiah Thompson Part III. Securing, maintaining, and building peace UN peacekeeping and human rights / Mari Katayanagi Coordination with other UN organs / Bertrand G. Ramcharan Part IV. Law and justice Accountability for international crimes : special tribunals and referrals to the International Criminal Court / William A. Schabas Targeted sanctions and due process of law / Jared Genser and Kate Barth Enhancing rule of law / Axel Marschik Part V. Case studies Rwanda / Roméo A. Dallaire and Krystel Carrier Bosnia-Herzegovina / Geoffrey Nice and Nena Tromp Timor-Leste / José Ramos-Horta and Benedict Rogers Sudan (Darfur) / Bruno Stagno Ugarte Democratic Republic of the Congo / Anthony W. Gambino Kosovo / Søren Jessen-Petersen Libya / Philippe Kirsch and Mohamed S. Helal Syria / Richard Gowan and Paul Sérgio Pinheiro Part VI: Conclusion.