III. International Law
IV. Humanitarian Law
V. Domestic US Context
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Unit VI. International Implementation, Monitoring, and Enforcement
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The United Nations
The United Nations is not one single entity. There are many parts of the broad and complicated UN system that may deal with human rights.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
draws a lot for the first seat for the 59th session of the General Assembly. July 20, 2004
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Certain UN bodies, such as the
Human Rights Council
, are made up of
. State foreign policy accounts for action or inaction on human rights in these organs. On the other hand, the
UN High Commissioner of Human Rights
are independent civil servants who report to no government. These individuals manifest considerable independence in their diplomatic work.
Should members of UN agencies be instructed (by governments) or uninstructed (independent personalities)? Should they represent governments or represent independent expertise?
United Nations System
United Nations System of Organizations