The Netherlands Institute of Human rights (SIM) celebrates its 30th anniversary together with the valedictory lecture of one if its pioneers, Fried van Hoof. In 30 years the role of the regional human rights instruments and institutions has changed: their impact increased and thus more debate on their roles takes place. As the instruments and institutions are never a goal as such, but tools to increase social justice, the question has been raised what is, or should be their contribution to social justice? The speakers of the Conference on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of SIM and some of Fried van Hoof’s former Ph.D candidates shed their light on various aspects of this question.
About this book
‘The work at hand illuminates from the point of view of international experts a topic of great importance for human rights […].’
Eduard Christian Schöpfer in NLMR 2013 (387)
Social Justice in the Inter-American System of Human Rights: An Approach (p. 1)
The European Court of Human Rights and Social Justice (p. 11)
The African Regional Human Rights System and its Potential for Delivering, or at Least Contributing to, Social Justice (p. 23)
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights as a Tool for Social Justice (p. 35)
The League of Arab States: Recent Developments on Human Rights and Social Justice (p. 41)
Economic and Social Rights and Social Justice Movements: Some Courtship, No Marriage, No Children Yet (p. 127)Marlies Glasius
Empowering David to Face Goliath: Regional Human Rights Systems and Victims of Corporate Human Rights Violations (p. 143)Nicola Jägers
About the Editors and Authors (p. 167)
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