- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.
Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses ...
Chapter 31: The United Nations Human Rights System: The Genesis and Role of the Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights
The United Nations Human Rights System: The Genesis and Role of the Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Without question, the United Nations has had the greatest influence in terms of the development of international human rights standards. Over the course of its six decades of existence, the United Nations has created an institutional framework for the promotion and protection of human rights that has, despite its many shortcomings and failures, managed to make human rights a principal concern of the whole world and to advance the general understanding that there will be no peace or development without the close ...