Protecting the individual from international authority : human rights in international organizations
Title: Protecting the individual from international authority : human rights in international organizations
Citation: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
International organizations (IOs) develop institutional provisions to make sure that their policies do not violate human rights. Accordingly, whilst IOs have a greater scope of action and ability to promote collective goods than ever before, they also have a greater capacity to do harm. Based on ten case studies on UN and EU sanctions policy, UN and NATO peacekeeping, and World Bank and IMF lending, this book examines human rights violations which can arise from the actions of IOs rather than those of states. It further explains how powerful IOs have introduced human rights protection provisions and analyzes the features of these provisions, including differences in their design and quality. This book provides evidence of a novel legitimation strategy authoritative IOs draw on that has, as yet, never been systematically studied before.
Table of Contents:
-- 1. Human rights protection in international organizations: an introduction, Michael Zuern and Monika Heupel -- 2. Conceptual framework, Monika Heupel and Gisela Hirschmann -- 3. UN sanctions policy and the protection of subsistence rights: fighting off a reputational crisis, Monika Heupel -- 4. UN sanctions policy and the protection of due process rights: making use of global legal pluralism, Monika Heupel -- 5. EU sanctions policy and the protection of subsistence rights: learning from the early mover, Monika Heupel -- 6. EU sanctions policy and the protection of due process rights: judicial lawmaking by the court of justice of the EU, Monika Heupel -- 7. UN peacekeeping and the protection of physical integrity rights: when protectors become perpetrators, Gisela Hirschmann -- 8. UN peacekeeping and the protection of due process rights: learning how to protect the rights of detainees, Gisela Hirschmann -- 9. NATO peacekeeping and the protection of the right to bodily integrity and the right not to be enslaved: domestic channels for NATO reform, Gisela Hirschmann -- 10. NATO peacekeeping and the protection of due process rights: the OSCE and Council of Europe as advocates for the rights of detainees, Gisela Hirschmann -- 11. Human rights protection in World Bank lending: following the lead of the US Congress, Monika Heupel -- 12. Human rights protection in IMF lending: organizational inertia and the limits of like-minded institution-building, Theresa Reinold -- 13. The rise of human rights protection in international organizations - results and theoretical implications, Monika Heupel and Michael Zuern