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New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Kevin Boyle


Human rights institutions are indispensable if human rights are to be effectively protected. This collection of chapters addresses examples of new institution building in the human rights field at international, regional, and national levels. The United Nations Human Rights Council — a new intergovernmental body created in 2006 by the General Assembly to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights — is examined in several chapters. The Human Rights Council was designed to avoid the shortcomings of its predecessor including its politicization. Has it succeeded? Several contributions to the book d ... More

Keywords: human rights institutions, Human Rights Council, Fundamental Rights Agency, equality bodies, minority rights, Universal Periodic Review

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570546
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Boyle, editor
Professor of Law at the University of Essex