The practice and procedure of the Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

McGoldrick, Dominic (1988) The practice and procedure of the Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the practices and procedures of the Human Rights Committee, the body established under the International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights (ICCPR) (1966).

Chapter 1 examines the origins of the ICCPR, the principal drafting issues that arose, and the significance of the ICCPR in international law. Chapter 2 examines the organisation and the institutional characteristics of the Human Rights. Committee. Chapter 3 examines and evaluates the practices and procedures of the Human Rights Committee under the reporting procedure in article 40 ICCPR. Chapter 4 examines and evaluates the practices and procedures of the Human Rights Committee under the provisions for individual communications in the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR.

Chapters 5-12 examine the jurisprudence of the Human Rights Committee under the reporting procedure (article 40) and the Optional Protocol in respect of selected articles of the ICCPR. Chapter 5 considers article 1 (self-determination). Chapter. 6 considers article 2 (general obligations to respect and ensure the rights in the ICCPR, to give effect to it, and to provide a remedy in the event of violation). Chapter 7 considers article 4 (derogation provision). Chapter 8 considers article 6 (right to life). Chapter 9 considers article 7, (torture and other prohibited treatment and punishment), and, in part, article 10 (treatment of persons deprived of their liberty). Chapter 10 considers article 14 (fair trial). Chapter 11 considers article 19 (freedom of opinion and expression). Chapter 12 considers article 20 (war propaganda and advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred).

Chapter 13 provides a general appraisal of the the work of the Human Rights Committee.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisors:Harris, D.
Uncontrolled Keywords:human rights committee, un, united nations, international covenant on civil and political rights
Faculties/Schools:UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Law
ID Code:1742
Deposited By:Mr Tim Jacob
Deposited On:10 Jan 2011 11:56
Last Modified:10 Jan 2011 12:00

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