The United Nations Human Rights System

Smith, Rhona (2010) The United Nations Human Rights System. In: International Human Rights Law: Six Decades after the UDHR and Beyond. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 215-234. ISBN 978-1409403593

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This chapter will focus on the UN Human Rights system, ‘a multitude of entities which vary greatly in their range, remit and composition. Established ad hoc in response to concrete needs rather than as part of any master plan, such institutions have experienced sustained, yet mostly unplanned and uncoordinated, growth and internal development.’ Much of the UN’s system fits this description, although, in its defence, human rights as agreed international standards have proliferated to an extent hitherto unforeseeable. The systems discussed herewith are more involved with monitoring than enforcing, in accordance with the extent to which states allow limitations to their sovereignty.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2010 15:43
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