Securing Human Rights?: Achievements and Challenges of the UN Security Council
Oxford University Press, 2011 - Law - 219 pages
Throughout the first decades of its existence, many held the view that the UN Security Council would in some senses automatically encourage the protection of human rights by maintaining international peace. However since the end of the Cold War there have been growing concerns that the Council is a force with the potential to do harm to the cause of human rights, even to the extent of violating the rights of individuals. The chapters of this volume take a closer look at these two sides of the Security Council's involvement in human rights; both its efforts to promote and enforce human rights, and its actions that, with the intention of maintaining and restoring international peace, also have the potential to jeopardize human rights.
This book represents a collection of individual views and appraisals of how the Council has dealt with human rights issues in the post-Cold War period, particularly in the cases of the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq and the targeted sanctions directed against the Taliban and supporters of the Al Qaida network. Written by experts in the field of international law, they are both positive and negative, critical and analytical. Together they offer a selection of different perspectives and evaluate the contribution of the Security Council to the promotion of human rights, highlighting possible avenue for improvement.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Democracy Goes to War: British Military Deployments Under International Law
Limited preview - 2009
2 The Security Council and Human Rightsfrom Discretion to Promote to Obligation to Protect
3 The Security Council as Enforcer of Human Rights
4 The Role for Human Rights in the Decisionmaking Process of the Security Council
5 Security Council Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights
The Emergence of Core Standards of Judicial Protection
7 Reviewing Security Council Measures in the Light of International Human Rights Principles
Guidelines of the Committee for the Conduct of its Work Security Council Committee established Pursuant to Resolution 1267 1999 concerning AlQ...
action acts adopted Al-Qaida and Taliban application Article Assembly authority blacklisting Chapter VII Charter civilians Commission Committee’s Community concerned Consolidated List constitutional Court crimes Darfur de-listing December decision delisting request diplomatic protection domestic East Timor ECHR ECtHR effective established freezing fundamental genocide human rights law human rights principles Ibid implementation imposed individuals and entities international criminal International Criminal Court international human rights international humanitarian law international law international organizations international peace Iraq judicial review jurisdiction Kadi Kosovo last accessed Monitoring Team Namibia narrative summary Ombudsperson OMPI paragraph paras particular peace and security persons political procedures pursuant relevant Report resolution 1904 respect restrictive measures rule of law Rwanda sanctions regime Sayadi SC measures SC Res SC Resolution Security Council resolutions specific Srebrenica targeted sanctions terrorism treaty Tribunal UNAMIR United Kingdom United Nations Usama bin Laden violations of human Western Sahara