Making the connection: security and human rights

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Dominguez-Redondo, E. 2011. Making the connection: security and human rights. in: Bassiouni, M. and Schabas, W. (ed.) New challenges for the UN Human Rights machinery: what future for the UN Treaty Body System and the Human Rights Council Procedures? Intersentia Publishers. pp. 255-277
Chapter titleMaking the connection: security and human rights
AuthorsDominguez-Redondo, E.
Abstract

The interlinkage between the 'three pillars' of the United Nations, namely, human rights, security and development, was the philosophical stand inspiring the UN reform that resulted in the creation of the Human Rights Council (HRC)
in 2006. This is illustrated by the title, structure and content of the Secretary-General's Report launching the reform process, 'In Larger Freedom: Security, Development and Human Rights for all'. The following pages argue that the creation of the HRC opened a window of opportunity to ensure that the main UN human rights body is equipped with better tools than its predecessor, the UN Commission on Human Rights (hereafter ‘the Commission’) to deal with
security threats deriving from human rights violations and vice versa. In part, therefore this development ostensibly creates a mechanism that may be in line with the philosophy that allegedly inspired its creation.

Research GroupLaw and Politics
Page range255-277
Book titleNew challenges for the UN Human Rights machinery: what future for the UN Treaty Body System and the Human Rights Council Procedures?
EditorsBassiouni, M. and Schabas, W.
PublisherIntersentia Publishers
ISBN
Hardcover9781780680552
Publication process dates
Deposited23 Jan 2012
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.intersentia.com/searchDetail.aspx?back=reeks&reeksCode=&bookid=102219&author=M.%20Cherif%20Bassiouni%20%28ed.%29,%20William%20A.%20Schabas%20%28ed.%29&title=New%20Challenges%20for%20the%20UN%20Human%20Rights%20Machinery
LanguageEnglish
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