More of the same or something different? Preliminary observations on the contribution of universal periodic review with reference to the Chinese experience

Smith, Rhona (2011) More of the same or something different? Preliminary observations on the contribution of universal periodic review with reference to the Chinese experience. Chinese Journal of International Law, 10 (3). pp. 565-586. ISSN 1540-1650

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/chinesejil/jmr020

Abstract

Using the People’s Republic of China as a case study, this paper will consider the extent to which the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review process consolidates and reinforces the pre-existing treatymonitoring system of the United Nations. Is universal periodic review simply more of the same (comments on a self-evaluation report submitted by the State, the rigor being erratic); or is the process something different, either more or less effective? Furthermore, is there evidence of consistency of practice within the UN itself? While the first full cycle of universal periodic review concludes late 2011, it is possible to draw tentative conclusions on the system at this stage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M100 Law by area
T100 Chinese studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 15:17
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6646

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