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Part II Implementation of Human Rights, 6 Basic Principles

From: The Law of International Human Rights Protection (2nd Edition)

Walter Kälin, Jörg Künzli

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

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Human rights remedies

This chapter presents an overview of the human rights implementation and monitoring regime. It covers the domestic implementation of human rights, international mechanisms, and international criminal justice. Human rights monitoring and implementation mechanisms may perform the following main functions: (1) stopping ongoing human rights violations by ensuring that action to do so is indeed taken; (2) remedying violations by ensuring that states responsible for violations provide reparatio where human rights violations cannot be halted, or where by their very nature they occur before mechanisms can intervene (e.g. extrajudicial killings); (3) holding persons responsible for violations accountable by investigating, prosecuting and punishing relevant crimes; and (4) preventing future violations by ensuring that states and their authorities are effectively aware of their obligations to respect, protect and fulfil human rights.

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