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On the responsibility of special rapporteurs

Rodley, Nigel S (2011) 'On the responsibility of special rapporteurs.' The International Journal of Human Rights, 15 (2). pp. 319-337. ISSN 1364-2987

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While acclaimed for their activities in addressing human rights violations on behalf of the United Nations, the special procedures of the Human Rights Council have also been criticised by UN member states for actions asserted to be incompatible with their obligations. The criticisms have generally been self-serving and unconvincing, but some have had plausibility. The obligations of the special procedures are examined from the perspective of the main documents governing the activities of UN ‘experts on mission’ generally, as well as those specifically applicable to the special procedures. Existing and proposed channels for dealing with complaints about their activities are considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: United Nations; Human Rights Council; special procedures; special rapporteurs; Human Rights; privileges and immunities; complaints mechanisms
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:36

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