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Author Verdirame, Guglielmo.

Title The UN and human rights : who guards the guardians? / Guglielmo Verdirame.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
 Law Library - First Floor  K3240 .V468 2011     AVAILABLE
Descript lvi, 448 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in international and comparative law
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996)
Note Includes table of cases.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 398-428) and index.
Summary "Through an analysis of UN operations including international territorial administration, refugee camps, peacekeeping, the implementation of sanctions and the provision of humanitarian aid, Guglielmo Verdirame shows that the powers exercised by the UN carry a serious risk of human rights abuse. The International Law Commission has codified and developed the law of institutional responsibility, but, while indispensable, these principles and rules cannot on their own ensure compliance and accountability. The 'liberty deficit' of the UN and of other international organisations, thus remains an urgent legal and political problem. Some solutions may be available; indeed, recent state and institutional practice offers interesting examples in this respect. But at a fundamental level we need to ask ourselves whether, judged on the basis of the principle of liberty, the power shift from states to international organisations is always beneficial"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- Concepts and definitions -- Human rights obligations of international organisations -- International institutional responsibility -- UN relief and development operations -- UN peacekeeping operations -- International administrations -- Implementation of UN sanctions -- Accountability -- Conclusions.
Subject United Nations.
Human rights.
Other Title United Nations and human rights
ISBN 9780521841900 (hardback)
0521841909 (hardback)