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De la raison des États à la raison du Conseil : le rôle des États dans la mise en place des mécanismes institutionnels du Conseil des droits de l'homme

Abstract : The fear of the collapse of the regime that monitors and promotes human rights leads states to take advantage of the Human Rights Council institutional building process. By proposing and accepting compromises, states adopt without a vote the "Institution Building of the United Nations Human Rights Council" and the "Code of Conduct for Mandate-Holders under the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council" draft resolutions. The adoption by consensus is possible because states, which expressed incompatible viewpoints, did not become member of the Council. Western states reached a "win-win" situation by maintaining a status quo on the methods of work and the agenda of the Council. Furthermore, Western states prevent the weakening of the Special Procedures and manage to amend the Code of Conduct - African group "terrible child" ; they manage to increase the capacity of action of the Advisory Committee, which replace the Sub-Commission, and try unsuccessfully to increase the independence of the Complaint Procedures - former 1503 procedure. The principle of universality constitutes the "negotiation thread" of the Universal Periodic Review ; states manage to establish by consensus an intergovernmental mechanism, which partially relies on independent sources.
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Marc Gambaraza. De la raison des États à la raison du Conseil : le rôle des États dans la mise en place des mécanismes institutionnels du Conseil des droits de l'homme. Science politique. 2007. ⟨dumas-00811195⟩

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