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Introduction

Theodor Meron

in Human Rights Law-Making in the United Nations

Published in print December 1986 | ISBN: 9780198255499
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681608 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255499.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to demonstrate some of the weaknesses inherent in the present methods of adopting human rights instruments employed by the United Nations. The book also analyzes another aspect of law-making: the normative and jurisdictional relations between the instruments and organs. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: United Nations; human rights instruments; law-making; normative relations; jurisdictional relations

Chapter.  1263 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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