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The Advent of Universal Protection of Human Rights : Theo Van Boven and the Transformation of the un Role.

By: Ramcharan, Bertrand.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Springer Biographies Ser: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (159 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030022211.Subject(s): Human rights-Biography | Boven, Th. C. van | United Nations.-Division of Human Rights-BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Advent of Universal Protection of Human Rights : Theo Van Boven and the Transformation of the un RoleDDC classification: 341.481 LOC classification: K1-7720Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- References -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Reference -- Chapter 2: Leadership in the Quest for Protection -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Leadership and Key Protection Strategies -- 2.2.1 The Human Factor -- 2.2.2 The Centrality of Human Rights and Human Rights Strategies of Governance -- 2.2.3 The Protection of Human Life -- 2.3 Flagrant Violations of Human Rights Scandalize Any Notion of World Order -- 2.3.1 Dealing with Urgent Situations -- 2.3.2 Direct Contacts and Dialogue -- 2.3.3 Widespread, Deliberate Killings: Appointment of a Thematic Rapporteur -- 2.3.4 Fact-Finding -- Field Officers -- 2.3.5 The Protection of Vulnerable Groups -- 2.3.6 Combatting Racism and Racial Discrimination -- 2.3.7 Information and Education -- 2.3.8 Strengthening the Human Rights Secretariat -- 2.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: Breakthroughs in Universal Protection at the UN: Country Investigations, Thematic Investigations, Protection of Hum... -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Special Procedures -- 3.2.1 The First Country Rapporteur: Chile -- 3.2.2 The First Thematic Investigation: Disappearances -- 3.2.3 The First Thematic Rapporteur: Arbitrary and Summary Executions -- 3.3 Establishment of the Working Group on Indigenous Issues and Protection of Human Rights Defenders -- 3.4 Initiative for the Establishment of the Post of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 4: Breakthroughs in Protection of the Vulnerable: Indigenous Peoples -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 World Order and the Protection of the Vulnerable -- 4.2.1 Gross Violations: Children´s Rights -- 4.2.2 Victims of Slavery and Slavery-Like Practices -- 4.2.3 Victims of Female Genital Mutilation -- 4.2.4 Establishment of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations -- 4.3 Conclusion -- References.
Chapter 5: Voice for the Victims -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The Cries of the Victims -- 5.2.1 Justice and Conscience -- 5.2.2 Disregard of Gross Violations of Human Rights -- 5.3 The Human Factor -- 5.3.1 Protection of Human Life -- 5.4 Indication of Protective Measures -- 5.5 Conclusion -- Reference -- Chapter 6: The Push for National Protection -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Major Initiatives -- 6.2.1 At the General Assembly in 1977 and the Commission on Human Rights in 1978 -- 6.2.2 The 1978 Seminar on National and Local Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights -- 6.2.3 The Guidelines Prepared by the 1978 Seminar -- 6.2.4 The Paris Principles -- 6.3 The UN and National Human Rights Institutions -- 6.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7: The Push for Regional Protection -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Policy Initiatives Aimed at Establishing Regional Protection Institutions -- 7.2.1 Re-activating Efforts for the Establishment of Further Regional Commissions -- 7.2.2 Initiative for an African Commission on Human and Peoples´ Rights -- 7.2.3 Monrovia (Liberia) Seminar -- 7.2.4 Advice on the Establishment of a Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific -- 7.2.5 Initiative for an Asian Commission -- 7.2.6 Encouragement of Arab Regional Efforts -- 7.3 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Human Rights Good Offices and Diplomacy -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Exercise of Good Offices and Diplomacy in the Support of Petitions Procedures -- 8.2.1 van Boven and the Petitions Procedures -- 8.3 Exercise of Good Offices in Geneva and New York -- 8.4 Submission of Cases for the Exercise of Good Offices by the Secretary-General of the Under-Secretary-General in Charge of ... -- 8.4.1 Providing a File of Cases for Good Offices Action When the Secretary-General Visited Governments.
8.5 Encouraging Recognition by the Commission on Human Rights of the Potential Role of Good Offices -- 8.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Partnership for Protection -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Bringing NGOs into the UN Protection System -- 9.2.1 Defending the Right of NGOs to Make Written and Oral Submissions About Gross Violations of Human Rights -- 9.2.2 Defending the Right of NGOs to Choose Their Representatives -- 9.2.3 Maintaining Relations of Confidence with the Leaders of NGOs for the Advancement of Protection -- 9.2.4 Cooperating Closely with NGO Representatives in the Shaping of Protection Initiatives -- 9.2.5 Discreet Relations with NGO Representatives in the Process of Handling Petitions About Situations of Gross Violations of... -- 9.2.6 Partnering with NGOs in Dealing with Thematic Violations Such as Racism and Racial Discrimination -- 9.3 Human Rights Defenders -- 9.4 Transmittal of Petitions by UN Field Offices -- 9.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: Tackling the Root Causes as Well as the Symptoms of Violations -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Dealing with Root Causes as Well as Symptoms of Violations -- 10.3 The Human Factor in Relation to Structural Issues -- 10.3.1 Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- 10.3.2 Study on the Right to Development -- 10.3.3 Draft Declaration on the Rights to Development -- 10.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 11: A World Information Campaign for the Protection of Human Rights -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 The Grass Roots Approach -- 11.3 Public Information for Protection -- 11.3.1 A Survey of UN Information Centres on Their Needs for Information Materials on Human Rights -- 11.3.2 Joint Task Force on the Enhancement of Public Information Activities in the Field of Human Rights -- 11.3.3 Policy Resolutions in the Commission on Human Rights.
11.3.4 The World Public Information Campaign on Human Rights -- 11.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Overall Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 13: Afterword -- Annex A: van Boven´s Vision Statement, 1977: Problems and Strategies in the Area of Human Right -- Annex B: van Boven Breaks the Ban on NGOs Raising Gross Violations Before the Commission on Human Rights -- Policy Paper of 1977 -- Oral Statements by Non-Governmental Organizations Before the Commission on Human Rights -- Annex C: Effective Action Against Mass and Flagrant Violations of Human Rights -- (General Assembly Resolution 34/175) -- (Drafted in the Division of Human Rights) -- Annex D: Good Offices Role of the Secretary-General in the Field of Human Rights -- Commission on Human Rights Resolution 27 (XXXVI)-1980 -- (Drafted in the Division of Human Rights) -- Annex E: Draft Resolution on the Establishment of the Post of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1977) -- Draft Resolution Prepared with the Advice of the Division of Human Rights -- Annex F: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1980, on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances Leading to the Establishm... -- Annex G: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1980, on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Leading to the Adoption... -- Annex H: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1981, on the Establishment of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations,... -- Draft Resolution Proposed by the Sub-Commission for Adoption by the Commission on Human Rights -- Study of the Problem of Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations -- Annex I: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1982, on Arbitrary and Summary Executions Leading to the Establishment of ... -- Question of the Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Any Part of the World, with Particular Reference to Colo...
Summary or Arbitrary Executions -- Annex J: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1980, on the Development of Public Information Activities in the Field of ... -- Development of Public Information Activities in the Field of Human Rights -- Development of Public Information Activities in the Field of Human Rights -- Annex K: Division of Human Rights Draft Declaration on the Right to Development, 1979 -- Index.
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Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- References -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Reference -- Chapter 2: Leadership in the Quest for Protection -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Leadership and Key Protection Strategies -- 2.2.1 The Human Factor -- 2.2.2 The Centrality of Human Rights and Human Rights Strategies of Governance -- 2.2.3 The Protection of Human Life -- 2.3 Flagrant Violations of Human Rights Scandalize Any Notion of World Order -- 2.3.1 Dealing with Urgent Situations -- 2.3.2 Direct Contacts and Dialogue -- 2.3.3 Widespread, Deliberate Killings: Appointment of a Thematic Rapporteur -- 2.3.4 Fact-Finding -- Field Officers -- 2.3.5 The Protection of Vulnerable Groups -- 2.3.6 Combatting Racism and Racial Discrimination -- 2.3.7 Information and Education -- 2.3.8 Strengthening the Human Rights Secretariat -- 2.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: Breakthroughs in Universal Protection at the UN: Country Investigations, Thematic Investigations, Protection of Hum... -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Special Procedures -- 3.2.1 The First Country Rapporteur: Chile -- 3.2.2 The First Thematic Investigation: Disappearances -- 3.2.3 The First Thematic Rapporteur: Arbitrary and Summary Executions -- 3.3 Establishment of the Working Group on Indigenous Issues and Protection of Human Rights Defenders -- 3.4 Initiative for the Establishment of the Post of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 4: Breakthroughs in Protection of the Vulnerable: Indigenous Peoples -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 World Order and the Protection of the Vulnerable -- 4.2.1 Gross Violations: Children´s Rights -- 4.2.2 Victims of Slavery and Slavery-Like Practices -- 4.2.3 Victims of Female Genital Mutilation -- 4.2.4 Establishment of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations -- 4.3 Conclusion -- References.

Chapter 5: Voice for the Victims -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The Cries of the Victims -- 5.2.1 Justice and Conscience -- 5.2.2 Disregard of Gross Violations of Human Rights -- 5.3 The Human Factor -- 5.3.1 Protection of Human Life -- 5.4 Indication of Protective Measures -- 5.5 Conclusion -- Reference -- Chapter 6: The Push for National Protection -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Major Initiatives -- 6.2.1 At the General Assembly in 1977 and the Commission on Human Rights in 1978 -- 6.2.2 The 1978 Seminar on National and Local Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights -- 6.2.3 The Guidelines Prepared by the 1978 Seminar -- 6.2.4 The Paris Principles -- 6.3 The UN and National Human Rights Institutions -- 6.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7: The Push for Regional Protection -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Policy Initiatives Aimed at Establishing Regional Protection Institutions -- 7.2.1 Re-activating Efforts for the Establishment of Further Regional Commissions -- 7.2.2 Initiative for an African Commission on Human and Peoples´ Rights -- 7.2.3 Monrovia (Liberia) Seminar -- 7.2.4 Advice on the Establishment of a Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific -- 7.2.5 Initiative for an Asian Commission -- 7.2.6 Encouragement of Arab Regional Efforts -- 7.3 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Human Rights Good Offices and Diplomacy -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Exercise of Good Offices and Diplomacy in the Support of Petitions Procedures -- 8.2.1 van Boven and the Petitions Procedures -- 8.3 Exercise of Good Offices in Geneva and New York -- 8.4 Submission of Cases for the Exercise of Good Offices by the Secretary-General of the Under-Secretary-General in Charge of ... -- 8.4.1 Providing a File of Cases for Good Offices Action When the Secretary-General Visited Governments.

8.5 Encouraging Recognition by the Commission on Human Rights of the Potential Role of Good Offices -- 8.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Partnership for Protection -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Bringing NGOs into the UN Protection System -- 9.2.1 Defending the Right of NGOs to Make Written and Oral Submissions About Gross Violations of Human Rights -- 9.2.2 Defending the Right of NGOs to Choose Their Representatives -- 9.2.3 Maintaining Relations of Confidence with the Leaders of NGOs for the Advancement of Protection -- 9.2.4 Cooperating Closely with NGO Representatives in the Shaping of Protection Initiatives -- 9.2.5 Discreet Relations with NGO Representatives in the Process of Handling Petitions About Situations of Gross Violations of... -- 9.2.6 Partnering with NGOs in Dealing with Thematic Violations Such as Racism and Racial Discrimination -- 9.3 Human Rights Defenders -- 9.4 Transmittal of Petitions by UN Field Offices -- 9.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: Tackling the Root Causes as Well as the Symptoms of Violations -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Dealing with Root Causes as Well as Symptoms of Violations -- 10.3 The Human Factor in Relation to Structural Issues -- 10.3.1 Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- 10.3.2 Study on the Right to Development -- 10.3.3 Draft Declaration on the Rights to Development -- 10.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 11: A World Information Campaign for the Protection of Human Rights -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 The Grass Roots Approach -- 11.3 Public Information for Protection -- 11.3.1 A Survey of UN Information Centres on Their Needs for Information Materials on Human Rights -- 11.3.2 Joint Task Force on the Enhancement of Public Information Activities in the Field of Human Rights -- 11.3.3 Policy Resolutions in the Commission on Human Rights.

11.3.4 The World Public Information Campaign on Human Rights -- 11.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Overall Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 13: Afterword -- Annex A: van Boven´s Vision Statement, 1977: Problems and Strategies in the Area of Human Right -- Annex B: van Boven Breaks the Ban on NGOs Raising Gross Violations Before the Commission on Human Rights -- Policy Paper of 1977 -- Oral Statements by Non-Governmental Organizations Before the Commission on Human Rights -- Annex C: Effective Action Against Mass and Flagrant Violations of Human Rights -- (General Assembly Resolution 34/175) -- (Drafted in the Division of Human Rights) -- Annex D: Good Offices Role of the Secretary-General in the Field of Human Rights -- Commission on Human Rights Resolution 27 (XXXVI)-1980 -- (Drafted in the Division of Human Rights) -- Annex E: Draft Resolution on the Establishment of the Post of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1977) -- Draft Resolution Prepared with the Advice of the Division of Human Rights -- Annex F: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1980, on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances Leading to the Establishm... -- Annex G: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1980, on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Leading to the Adoption... -- Annex H: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1981, on the Establishment of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations,... -- Draft Resolution Proposed by the Sub-Commission for Adoption by the Commission on Human Rights -- Study of the Problem of Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations -- Annex I: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1982, on Arbitrary and Summary Executions Leading to the Establishment of ... -- Question of the Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Any Part of the World, with Particular Reference to Colo...

Summary or Arbitrary Executions -- Annex J: Division of Human Rights Draft Resolution, 1980, on the Development of Public Information Activities in the Field of ... -- Development of Public Information Activities in the Field of Human Rights -- Development of Public Information Activities in the Field of Human Rights -- Annex K: Division of Human Rights Draft Declaration on the Right to Development, 1979 -- Index.

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