Institutions of Human Rights: Developments and Practices

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Gordon DiGiacomo, Susan L. Kang
University of Toronto Press, Jan 31, 2019 - Human rights - 293 pages
"A thorough examination of the institutions governing human rights on the world stage, including procedures practiced by the UN Human Rights Council and other major international organizations. Written from a global perspective, The Institutions of Human Rights is a contributed volume that examines international human rights institutions, procedures, and select issues. Closely examining international human rights organizations including the International Labour Organization, the International Criminal Court, and the European Court of Human Rights, this text places a particular focus on how institutions function, arguing that to truly understand human rights' affairs one must also understand the politics and motivations at the core of these institutions. In addition to providing a comprehensive examination of key institutions, this volume also sheds light on the procedures at play when implementing new rights and discusses weighty issues such as the protection of refugee and labour laws. Featuring chapters written by high-profile scholars form Canada, the United States, and abroad, The Institutions of Human Rights breaks down important learning objectives, features key take-away messages, and uses discussion questions to promote critical thinking and engagement." -- De l'Úditeur.
 

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Contents

Commitment and Compliance
1
2 United Nations Human Rights Procedures
21
3 The UN Security Council and Human Rights
44
4 The International Criminal Court
65
5 A Global Human Rights Court?
89
International Refugee Law and the UNHCR
108
Champion of Worker Rights or 90Pound Weakling?
134
Toward a Holistic Approach to Human Rights
159
10 The InterAmerican Human Rights System
202
11 Human Rights in PostTransitional Contexts
222
12 Human Rights and Police Accountability
242
Conclusion
263
Glossary
271
List of Contributors
277
Index
281
Copyright

9 Typology and Appraisal of the African Human Rights System
181

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Gordon DiGiacomo teaches political science at the University of Ottawa.

Susan L. Kang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at City University of New York. Her research and teaching interests include international relations, international political economy, labor and human rights, and international law. She is the author of Rights and Solidarity: Trade Union Rights in the Global Economy (2012) and she has published articles in New Political Science , Human Rights Quarterly , and the Journal of Workplace Rights .

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