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Reforming the Human Rights Council:

Linghammar, Philip LU (2009) MRSK01 20091
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to examine how the reform process of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has handled the problem of membership, politicization and selectivity and if the reform have led to an improvement. This question is answered by comparing the Commission on Human Rights with the Human Rights Council.
The conclusion of the study is that the reform has not led to any significant improvement in the three problem areas. The membership is still composed of states with bad human rights records and the Council is, like the Commission was, still selective towards Israel. And the question of politicization has not been solved.
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author
Linghammar, Philip LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Addressing Critique or Applying Cosmetics?
course
MRSK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
selectivity, politicization, Human Rights Council, Commission on Human Rights, United Nations, qdvisory Committee, reform
language
English
id
1405622
date added to LUP
2009-06-16 14:07:54
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:45
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to examine how the reform process of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has handled the problem of membership, politicization and selectivity and if the reform have led to an improvement. This question is answered by comparing the Commission on Human Rights with the Human Rights Council.
The conclusion of the study is that the reform has not led to any significant improvement in the three problem areas. The membership is still composed of states with bad human rights records and the Council is, like the Commission was, still selective towards Israel. And the question of politicization has not been solved.},
  author       = {Linghammar, Philip},
  keyword      = {selectivity,politicization,Human Rights Council,Commission on Human Rights,United Nations,qdvisory Committee,reform},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Reforming the Human Rights Council:},
  year         = {2009},
}