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Alston, Philip

Works: 295 works in 861 publications in 4 languages and 12,874 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Treaties  Handbooks and manuals  History 
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 )

69 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,704 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
Human rights, intervention and the use of force by Philip Alston( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,310 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
The United Nations and human rights : a critical appraisal by Philip Alston( Book )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 829 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 future of UN human rights treaty monitoring( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 684 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
The International dimensions of human rights by Karel Vasak( Book )

17 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Monitoring fundamental rights in the EU : the contribution of the Fundamental Rights Agency by Philip Alston( )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 655 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
Promoting human rights through bills of rights : comparative perspectives by Philip Alston( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 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 )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 528 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
The EU and human rights by Académie de droit européen-Florence( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 524 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
Children, rights, and the law by Rights, and the Law" Workshop on "Children( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Labour rights as human rights( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 473 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
People's rights( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VI International Humanitarian Law
International human rights : text and materials by Philip Alston( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The successor to International human rights in context : law, politics and morals."
The best interests of the child : reconciling culture and human rights( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best interests of the child - Principles and problems by Stephen Parker
The Right to food by Studie- en Informatiecentrum Mensenrechten (Netherlands)( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIM Right too Food Conference: A Synthesis of the Discussion
Non-state actors and human rights( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 358 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
The transformation of human rights fact-finding( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fact-finding is at the heart of human rights advocacy, and is often at the center of international controversies about alleged government abuses. In recent years, human rights fact-finding has greatly proliferated and become more sophisticated and complex, while also being subjected to stronger scrutiny from governments. Nevertheless, despite the prominence of fact-finding, it remains strikingly under-studies and under-theorized. Too little has been done to bring forth the assumptions, methodologies, and techniques of this rapidly developing field, or to open human rights fact-finding to critical and constructive scrutiny. The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of fact-finding with rigorous and critical analysis of the field of practice, while providing a range of accounts of what actually happens. It deepens the study and practice of human rights investigations, and fosters fact-finding as a discretely studied topic, while mapping crucial transformations in the field. Engaging the expertise and experience of the editors and contributing authors, it offers a broad approach encompassing contemporary issues and analysis across the human rights spectrum in law, international relations, and critical theory. This book addresses the major areas of human rights fact-finding such as victim and witness issues; fact-finding for advocacy, enforcement, and litigation; the role of interdisciplinary expertise and methodologies; crowd sourcing, social media, and big data; and international guidelines for fact-finding"--Unedited summary from book cover
Human rights law( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International law, 12, pp. 82-108
Tax, inequality, and human rights by Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World( )

12 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Contributors] in human rights law and in tax law debate the linkages between the two fields and highlight how each can help to tackle rapidly growing inequality in the economic, social, and political realms. Against a backdrop of systemic corporate tax avoidance, widespread use of tax havens, persistent pressures to embrace austerity policies, and growing gaps between the rich and poor, this book encourages readers to understand fiscal policy as human rights policy, and thus as having profound consequences for the well-being of citizens around the world. [Chapters] examine how the foundational principles of tax law and human rights law intersect and diverge; discuss the cross-border nature and human rights impacts of abusive practices like tax avoidance and evasion; question the reluctance of states to bring transparency and accountability to tax policies and practices; highlight the responsibility of private sector actors for shaping and misshaping tax laws; and critically evaluate domestic tax rules through the lens of equality and nondiscrimination. The contributing authors also explore how international human rights obligations should influence the framework for both domestic and international tax reforms. They address what human rights law requires of state tax policies and how tax laws and loopholes affect the enjoyment of human rights by people outside a state's borders. Because tax and human rights both turn on the relationship between the individual and the state, neo-liberalism's erosion of the social contract threatens to undermine them both"--
Treaty-making and Australia : globalisation versus sovereignty? by Philip Alston( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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People's rights
Human rights, intervention and the use of forceThe future of UN human rights treaty monitoringThe International dimensions of human rightsMonitoring fundamental rights in the EU : the contribution of the Fundamental Rights AgencyPromoting human rights through bills of rights : comparative perspectivesHuman rights and development : towards mutual reinforcementThe EU and human rightsChildren, rights, and the law
Alternative Names
Alston, P.

Alston, P. 1950-

Alston, P. (Philip)

Alston, Philip G

Alston, Philip G. 1950-

Alston, Phillip 1950-

Philip Alston American law scholar

Philip Alston Australian law scholar

Philip Alston Australisch rechtsgeleerde

Philip Alston australischer Rechtswissenschaftler

Philip Alston jurist uit Australië

Philip Alston professeur australien de droit

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