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Human Rights Law-Making in the United Nations: A Case for Reforms

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/9780198255499.003.0008
Human Rights Law-Making in the United Nations: A Case for Reforms

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Recent studies have drawn attention to human rights law-making in the United Nations. They point to deficiencies in both the process and the quality of the instruments which have been adopted. These deficiencies are not always rooted in political factors, but often in incompetence, hasty consideration and approval, lack of adequate research and editing, and so on, and therefore must not be viewed as inevitable and beyond reasonable prospects for reform. This chapter discusses the present structure of UN human rights law-making, alternative law-making models, and proposed reforms.

Keywords: human rights; law-making; United Nations; reforms; law-making models

Chapter.  9182 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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