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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Universal Periodic Review Procedure: Human Rights Council

Christian Tomuschat

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

Subject(s):
Human rights — International organizations, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Human rights is nowadays one of the most important disciplines of international law. The human rights movement, which found its first comprehensive reflection in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) (‘UDHR’) of 10 December 1948, currently rests on a solid foundation of international treaties and rules of customary international law. Despite their triumphant progress, however, today human rights still suffer from one significant weakness: mechanisms that secure their observance and enforcement exist only in a fragmentary fashion. 2 The United Nations...
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