The EU and Human Rights

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - 946 pagini
For all its achievements in integrating Europe, the EU lacks a human rights policy which is coherent, balanced and professionally administered. Whether in relation to access to Community justice, sex equality, race and disability discrimination, or policing, or in its external policies fromKosovo to China, the Union needs new principles, procedures and institutions to design and implement an effective set of human rights policies.The introduction of a single currency, the problems of racism and xenophobia, the need for a humane refugee policy, the growing powers of the EU in many fields, and the Unions imminent eastward expansion, all make it urgent to adopt such policies. In this volume the leading experts in the field,including individuals from every EU country, provide an insightful critique of current policies and detailed recommendations for the future.The volume includes comprehensive analyses of: the competencies of the EU in human rights, access to justice, the Third Pillar,

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Cuprins

The European
3
Is there a European Approach to Human Rights?
69
The Effect of Rights on Political Culture
99
A European Approach to Human
117
The
147
Human Rights and the Third Pillar
167
The European Convention and
187
A Balance Sheet
215
Holding Multinational Corporations Accountable for Human Rights
553
Human Rights Considerations in the Development Cooperation
571
Where is the EUs Human Rights Common Foreign Policy and How
627
Human Rights Conditionality in Relation to Entry to and Full
687
Human Rights Clauses in External Agreements of the EC
723
Human Rights Case Law in the Strasbourg and Luxembourg
757
New Instruments and Institutions for Enhancing the Protection of
781
Past and Future
801

The Human Rights of People with Disabilities under EU Law
281
Racism
327
Refugee and Asylum Policies
359
The Quest for a Consistent Set of Rules Governing the Status of
411
Striking the Elusive Balance Between Economic Freedom and
449
Prospects for the Convergence of
473
The Debate about European
505
The Future of Environmental Rights in the European Union
529
Reflections on the Human Rights Role of the European Parliament
839
The Past and Future Role of the European Court of Justice in the
859
Human Rights and Civil Society
899
Leading by Example A Human Rights Agenda For the
921
Select Bibliography
929
Index
941
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Philip Alston is the Professor of International Law at the European University Institute in Florence. He is currently the Global Visiting Law Professor, Law School, New York University. Previous appointments have included: Australian National University (Professor of Law); Harvard Law School; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; and the University of Michigan Law School. From 1978 to 1984 Philip Alston was an official of the UN Centre for Human Rights in Geneva. He has been Chairman of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1991-98; was Rapporteur from 1987 to 1990; and has been Chairman for the Australian Capital Territory.RIVAL

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