Understanding Human Rights, Second Edition by Wolfgang Benedek (Editor)

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This is particularly true for civil and among the people on its territory. e. to grant or to provide certain services like responsibility of transnational corporations. education and health and to ensure certain minimum standards. In this context, the ca- Another development is the increasing empacity of a given state is taken into account. phasis on prevention of human rights vioFor example Art. 13 of the ICESCR recognises lations by structural measures, i. e. national the right of everyone to education.

On the right to development, and “working groups”, for instance on enforced and involuntary disappearances. In 2006, the Human Rights Council has assumed all mandates, functions and responsibilities of the Commission on Human Rights, In addition, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights increasingly resorts to the setting up of missions of the Office of the High Commissioner in countries with a problematic human rights situation. Such missions have been established in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Sierra Leone etc.

A similar dialogue exists between the rights experts and adopted by the Council of European Union and China. the League of Arab States in 1994 but has nevAs an inter-regional agreement, the Cotonou er entered into force for lack of ratifications. Partnership Agreement between 78 African, In Asia, in spite of several attempts, it has not Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and the 15 yet been possible to adopt a regional Human members of the European Union of 2000, in Rights instrument or to establish an Asian Art.

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