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Human Rights Law-Making in the United Nations: A Critique of Instruments and Process

Theodor Meron

Abstract

This book is an examination and critique of the methods employed by the United Nations in adopting human rights instruments. Three of the major instruments — the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights — are selected for detailed study. The author concludes that the present system of law-making is inadequate and points to many examples of unclear provisions and of overlap and conflict within a single instrument ... More

Keywords: United Nations, human rights, instruments, law-making, racial discrimination, discrimination, civil rights, political rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780198255499
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255499.001.0001

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Theodor Meron, author

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