Human Rights and International Criminal Law

Since the end of World War II, there has been a tremendous growth in international human rights law and in international institutions dedicated to promoting, monitoring, and enforcing this body of law. The field encompasses a broad range of civil and political rights, economic and social rights, and the accountability for their violation by states and non-state actors alike. Treaties, conventions, and UN Security Council resolutions have given rise to monitoring mechanisms, commissions, ad hoc tribunals, and even permanent courts, such as the regional human rights courts and the International Criminal Court, all of which contribute to the further development of this burgeoning field.
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