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What Is the Role of Professional and Civil Society Organisations beyond International Legal Mechanisms of Implementing Human Rights Treaties?

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International law authors approach the historical development of international human rights law from various perspectives but consensus seems to converge around the atrocities of the Second World War as providing the immediate backdrop for the contemporary treaty regime on the subject. The major human rights treaties including the ones under consideration were adopted by the UN General Assembly and the bulk of the institutions that form the international mechanisms of implementation and monitoring are part of the UN system. NGOs and other civil society organisations generally face some noted problems. These include the problem of credibility, since there are no standardised accreditation procedures for these organisations; the problem of fragmentation of efforts, where many NGOs pursue the same goals individually even when concerted efforts will be more effective; and the problem of funding.

Keywords: civil society organisations; human rights treaties; international law; international legal mechanisms; UN General Assembly



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