Racism and Human Rights (Nijhoff Law Specials, 58.) by Raphael Walden

By Raphael Walden

The topical and thought-provoking articles during this quantity were contributed by way of top professionals and speak about many of the key matters at present dealing with the human rights neighborhood. Many have been initially circulated by way of the CCJO as its contribution to the energetic debate on the global convention opposed to Racism. the problems mentioned contain, between others, human rights and the protection Council, slavery, racism on the net, and faith and human rights. The Consultative Council of Jewish agencies (CCJO) used to be based in 1946 through the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Rene Cassin, who was once additionally its president for a few years. As an NGO in consultative prestige with the United international locations, it has performed an lively position within the development of overseas human rights, either via engaging in UN actions, and through lending its weight to human rights campaigns world wide. for additional info see the web site www ccjo.org.

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This system not only grieves members from Eastern Europe and worries small states, which have produced many a great statesman in the Union; it also cannot work in my opinion. The legitimacy of the presidency of the Union comes from one source, namely the Parliament. The legitimacy of the presidency of the European Council will come directly from the states. One will be the expression of the people, the other the expression of the sources. The two legitimacies will each have a presidency, with no second-rate personalities.

2. The European Council Looking towards the other source of sovereignty, there are also certain conclusions to be drawn. It can be foreseen that the European Council as such will preside over the formal authority that will decide over the main choices of the Union. As an example, the question of Turkey will be decided by the European Council in the rst instance. There is an essential question pertaining to minority and majority issues, as well as to proceedings of decisions. Will the European Council decide on all matters at the qualied majority in major instances, or will it keep people speaking immediately for some elds, such as European international politics and security policies?

C) and (d). GeraldineVan Bueren Rather than relying upon Nuremberg or the Genocide Convention alternative approaches need to be found. The new approach is to argue that there is su cient precedent but it is found elsewhere. Based upon this, there is su cient precedent for a new charter to be negotiated to provide a framework for reparations for slavery. This approach bases itself on the underlying principle of international human rights; that it is dynamic and purposive in the direction of greater protection of human rights.

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