- Information zum Autor
Im Sortiment seit:
3. Auflage von 2014
3rd Revised edition
Oxford University Press
This new edition of Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism presents human rights in action, focusing on their effectiveness as legal tools designed to benefit human beings. By combining conceptual analysis with an emphasis on mechanisms of implementation, this volume provides a multidimensional overview of human rights.
Christian Tomuschat, born 23 July 1936 in Stettin (Germany). Professor of Constitutional and International Law in Bonn (1972-1995) and at Humboldt University Berlin (1995-2004). Member of UN Human Rights Committee (1977-1986) and of UN International Law Commission (1985-1996, President in 1992). Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Guatemala for UN Commission on Human Rights (1990-1993) and co-ordinator of the Comision para el esclarecimiento historico in Guatemala (1997-1999). President of German Society of International law (1993-1997). Member, Institut de droit international (since 1997). Counsel for German Government in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
Introduction; 1 The General Framework of Human Rights; 2 History of Human Rights; 3 Universality of Human Rights; 4 The Different 'Generations' of Human Rights: From Human Rights to Good Governance; 5 Implementation at National Level; 6 The Work of the Political Bodies of International Organizations; 7 The Work of Expert Bodies: Examination of State Reports; 8 The Work of Expert Bodies: Complaint Procedures and Fact-finding; 9 Supervision by International Tribunals; 10 Enforcement by States and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations; 11 Mitigating the Effects of Armed Conflict: Humanitarian Law; 12 Criminal Prosecution of Human Rights Violations; 13 Civil Suits against Human Rights Violators; 14 Time for Hope, or Time for Despair?