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Alston, Philip

Works: 233 works in 719 publications in 4 languages and 11,054 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Treaties 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: K3240, 341.481
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Most widely held works about Philip Alston
Most widely held works by Philip Alston
International human rights in context : law, politics, morals : text and materials by Henry J Steiner( Book )

56 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely revised and updated to bring it up to date with recent events, this popular textbook incorporates a wide range of carefully edited materials from both primary and secondary sources
The United Nations and human rights : a critical appraisal by Philip Alston( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent events have thrust human rights into the world spotlight. They have now become, as the UN Secretary-General recently noted, 'a dominant concern' of international discourse. The pre-eminent human rights challenge for the 1990s is to provide effective procedures and mechanisms both for sustained monitoring and for rapid and constructive responses to violations." "Over the past twenty years the United Nations human rights regime has developed very rapidly. Various new treaties have entered into force and many new procedures and monitoring bodies have been created. The complexity of the system is now such that even specialists are sometimes lost in the resulting maze. The time is thus ripe for evaluation, streamlining, and further development of the regime." "These essays critically examine the functions, procedures, and performance of each of the major UN organs dealing with human rights. They also look at the relationship between the various organs and the potential for major reforms and restructuring. The contributors have all been close and active participants in the regime and all are ideally placed to evaluate its achievements and shortcomings."--Jacket
The International dimensions of human rights by Karel Vasak( Book )

16 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
The EU and human rights by Académie de droit européen-Florence( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For all its achievements in integrating Europe, the EU's human rights policy is not coherent, balanced or professionally organized. 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 Union's 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."--Jacket
The future of UN human rights treaty monitoring( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every state in the world has undertaken human rights obligations on the basis of UN treaties. The six treaty bodies that monitor and evaluate state policies and practices play a vital role, but the whole system has been stretched almost to breaking point." "This volume contains detailed analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of the system, written by many leading participants in the work of the treaty bodies. Their recommendations provide a blueprint for far-reaching reform of a system of major importance for the future of international efforts to protect human rights."--Jacket
Children, rights, and the law by Rights, and the Law" Workshop on "Children( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Promoting human rights through bills of rights : comparative perspectives by Philip Alston( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a selection of case studies, this volume examines the consequences of international human rights treaty obligations at the national level
Human rights and development : towards mutual reinforcement by Philip Alston( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume addresses highly specific but crucial aspects of the human rights and development interface, including the economics of social rights; land rights and women's empowerment; child labor and access to education; reform of legal and judicial systems; the human rights role of the private sector; and building human rights into development planning, especially the Poverty Reduction Strategy process."--Jacket
People's rights( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VI International Humanitarian Law
The best interests of the child : reconciling culture and human rights( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best interests of the child - Principles and problems by Stephen Parker
The Right to food( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a System for Supervising States' Compliance with the Right to Food
Labour rights as human rights( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume argue that international agreements and institutions are of central importance if labour rights are to be protected in a globalised economy, exploring some of the options that are open to governments, civil society, and the labour movement in the years ahead
Human rights, intervention and the use of force by Philip Alston( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection presents an analysis of the irreducible dilemmas posed by the foundational challenges of sovereignty, human rights, and national security, not merely in terms of the formal doctrine of their disciplines, but also of the manner in which they can be configured in order to achieve persuasive legitimacy as to both methods and results. The chapters in this volume represent an attempt to face up to these dilemmas in all of their complexity, and to suggest ways in which they can be confronted productively both in the abstract and in the concrete circumstances of particular cases."--Jacket
Non-state actors and human rights( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As privatization, out-sourcing, and downsizing place ever more public or governmental functions into the hands of private actors, the human rights regime must adapt if it is to maintain its relevance. The contributors to this volume examine the different approaches that might be taken in order to ensure some degree of accountability. Making space in the legal regime to take account of the role of non-State actors is one of the biggest and most critical challenges facing international law today."--Jacket
International human rights : text and materials by Philip Alston( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The successor to International human rights in context : law, politics and morals."
Human rights law by Philip Alston( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International law, 12, pp. 82-108
Monitoring fundamental rights in the EU : the contribution of the Fundamental Rights Agency( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first to critically examine the proposals put forward by the European Commission in October 2004 on the creation of the EU Fundamenal Rights Agency. Leading scholars in the field of European and international human rights law analyse the potential significance of this innovative Agency, and seek to locate it in relation to various other human rights mechanisms, both in the EU's constitutional structure and within Member States. They review the tasks which the Agency might be called upon to perform, and make proposals as to how it can function most effectively. The relationship of EU law to the international law of human rights emerging from both the United Nations and the Council of Europe is examined. The authors also address the challenge of ensuring improved coherence between EU law and the other human rights obligations undertaken by the Member States. Taken together, these contributions address urgent questions facing the EU at a time when the central unifying function of fundamental rights has been recognised but the way forward remains largely uncharted."--BOOK JACKET
Treaty-making and Australia : globalisation versus sovereignty? by Philip Alston( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of human rights fact-finding( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of human rights fact-finding : challenges and opportunities / Philip Alston and Sarah Knuckey -- Do facts exist, can they be 'found', and does it matter? / Frédéric Mégret -- International human rights fact-finding praxis : a TWAIL perspective / Obiora C. Okafor -- Human rights fact-finding and the reproduction of hierarchies / Dustin N. Sharp -- The gender politics of fact-finding in the context of the women, peace and security agenda / Fionnuala Ní Aoláin -- Fact-finding missions, legal clinics, and the politics of legal knowledge / Daniel Bonilla -- The relationship between fact-finders and witnesses in human rights fact-finding : what place for the victims? / Théo Boutruche -- "The danger of a single story" : introducing intersectionality in fact-finding / Shreya Atrey -- Victims and witnesses in fact-finding commissions : pawns or principal pieces? / Rosette Muzigo-Morrison -- The complex truth of testimony : a case study of human rights fact-finding in Iraq / Daniel Rothenberg -- Implications of trauma on testimonial evidence in international criminal trials / Laura Marschner -- Commissions of inquiry and the charm of international criminal law : between transactional and authoritative approaches / Larissa van den Herik and Catherine Harwood -- The interaction between human rights fact-finding and international criminal proceedings : towards a (new) typology / Carsten Stahn and Dov Jacobs -- "Truth without facts" : on the erosion of the fact-finding function of truth commissions / Pablo de Greiff -- Human rights fact-finding in the shadows of America's solitary confinement prisons / Taylor Pendergrass -- A conceptual roadmap for social science methods in human rights fact-finding / Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Justin C. Simeone -- Numbers are only human : lessons for human rights practitioners from the quantitative literacy movement / Brian Root -- Investigating economic, social, and cultural rights violations / Allison Corkery -- Democratizing human rights fact-finding / Molly K. Land -- The bigness of big data : samples, models, and the facts we might find when looking at data / Patrick Ball -- Mobile phones, social media, and big data in human rights fact-finding : possibilities, challenges, and limitations / Jay D. Aronson -- Remote sensing as a tool for human rights fact-finding / Susan R. Wolfinbarger -- Big (crisis) data : humanitarian fact-finding with advanced computing / Patrick Meier -- International norms in human rights fact-finding / Diane Orentlicher -- Developing norms of professional practice in the domain of monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding / Rob Grace and Claude Bruderlein
Laying the foundations for children's rights : an independent study of some key legal and institutional aspects of the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Philip Alston( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted on 20 November 1989, and this study explores the extent to which the Convention has been successfully integrated into the law and practice of individual states. The study addresses the legal and institutional arrangements, which have been put in place at the international, regional and national levels, supported by effective promotion and structures of accountability. The study also provides a critical and constructive analysis of how far the international community and individual states have come in their efforts to establish the normative, legal, and institutional frameworks which are essential if the aspirations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child are to be translated into reality
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The International dimensions of human rights
Alternative Names
Alston, P.

Alston, P. 1950-

Alston, P. (Philip)

Alston, Philip G. 1950-

Alston, Phillip 1950-

Philip Alston American law scholar

Philip Alston australischer Rechtswissenschaftler

Philip Alston jurist uit Australië


English (368)

French (9)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

The International dimensions of human rightsThe EU and human rightsThe future of UN human rights treaty monitoringChildren, rights, and the lawPromoting human rights through bills of rights : comparative perspectivesHuman rights and development : towards mutual reinforcementPeople's rightsThe Right to food