Recognition and Implementation of Treaty Rights

Carl Wellman

in The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199744787
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827138 | DOI:
Recognition and Implementation of Treaty Rights

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This chapter assesses the recognition and implementation of treaty human rights. A nation-state usually ought to agree to a human rights treaty in order to add to the protection of moral human rights and to fulfill its international obligations. It ought to enter reservations only when necessary to prevent conflict with its constitution, to prevent diminished protection of human rights, or to obtain political support necessary to ratify the proposed treaty. The proper implementation of treaty rights depends primarily on the nature of the obligations they impose on state parties, the requirements of constitutional law, and the available resources

Keywords: treaty rights; human rights; reservations; implementation; available resources; recognition; international obligations; diminished protection; political support

Chapter.  7966 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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