Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xvi, 297 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: the regulatory power of the Universal Periodic Review /Hilary Charlesworth and Emma Larking Part I.Ritual, Ritualism and the Universal Periodic Review:1.Ritual and ritualism at the Universal Periodic Review: a preliminary appraisal /Walter Kälin;2.The Universal Periodic Review as a public audit ritual: an anthropological perspective on emerging practices in the global governance of human rights /Jane K. Cowan;3.Keepers of the truth: producing 'transparent' documents for the Universal Periodic Review /Julie Billaud Part II.Assessing and Engaging with the Universal Periodic Review:4.The Universal Periodic Review's first cycle: successes and failures /Roland Chauville;5.Rituals and implementation in the Universal Periodic Review and the human rights treaty bodies /Heather Collister;6.Effective NGO engagement with the Universal Periodic Review /Ben Schockman and Philip Lynch;7.Global media coverage of the Universal Periodic Review process /Sarah Joseph Part III.State and Regional Engagement with the Universal Periodic Review:8.Representation and suspicion in Canada's appearance under the Universal Periodic Review /Benjamin Authers;9.The Universal Periodic Review: building a bridge between the Pacific and Geneva? /Natalie Baird;10.The effects of the Universal Periodic Review on human rights practices in the United States /Constance de la Vega and Cassandra Yamasaki;11.Africa's engagement with the Universal Periodic Review: commitment or capitulation? /Takele Soboka Bulto;12.Indonesia and the Universal Periodic Review: negotiating rights /Yuyan Wahyuningrum.
"The Universal Periodic Review is an intriguing and ambitious development in human rights monitoring which breaks new ground by engaging all 193 members of the United Nations. This book provides the first sustained analysis of the Review and explains how the Review functions within the architecture of the United Nations. It draws on socio-legal scholarship and the insights of human rights practitioners with direct experience of the Review in order to consider its regulatory power and its capacity to influence the behaviour of states. It also highlights the significance of the embodied features of the Review, with its cyclical and intricately managed interactive dialogues. Additionally, it discusses the rituals associated with the Review, examines the tendency of the Review towards hollow ritualism (which undermines its aspiration to address human rights violations comprehensively) and suggests how this ritualism might be overcome"-- Provided by publisher.
Papers from a conference held at the Australian National University in Canberra in December 2012. "This book is the result of a conference held at the Australian National University in Canberra in December 2012. The aim of the conference was to bring together scholars and human rights practitioners from around the world to examine the United Nations Human Rights Council's novel mechanism, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The first four year cycle of the UPR concluded in 2012 and the conference was designed to assess the UPR's progress as a technique to protect human rights at the international level"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-287) and index.