xiii, 765 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Presents a critical appraisal of the United Nations human rights regime and fifteen essays by fourteen contributors reviewing functions, procedures and performance of major individual U.N. bodies dealing with human rights. Reviewed are the the following U.N. Charter-based organs: the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Commission on the Status of Women, and the Security Council (the International Court of Justice is not discussed). Also reviewed are four of the bodies that monitor treaty compliance: the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Human Rights Committee, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee on the Rights of the Child is not included). Also included are essays on (i) the role of the U.N. Secretariat, (ii) lessons from the experience of the International Labour Organisation and (iii) human rights co-ordination within the U.N. system.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
KZ4974 .U55 1992
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.