This text concentrates on the concepts and mechanisms in international law that are relevant to reservations. The role of states, and the possibilities afforded supervisory committees to monitor the impact of reservations, form the other important topic. Little information exists on the impact of reservations to UN human rights instruments. This study highlights the possibilities states and supervisory organs have to reduce the detrimental impact of reservations within the existing framework and gives some proposals for a better and tighter provision on reservations. The UN Human Rights Treaties that are discussed are: the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention against Torture.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages: 452
Weight: 835 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
'...a very carefully and thoroughly undertaken study, and, in rejecting the opinions of the ICJ and the ECHR, even somewhat provoking. It is easy to read yet not written in a trivial style. [...] ... outstanding nature of the study... the book is highly recommended, and not only for the human rights lawyer.'
German Yearbook of International Law, 38 (1996).
`This book is a useful source of information and an important contribution to the debate about the role of reservations. It also has the practical benefit of making clear which arguments will be of no avail against some States...'
Interights Bulletin, 10 (1996).