Reservations to UN Human Rights Treaties

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' ...a very carefully and thoroughly undertaken study, and, in rejecting the opinions of the ICJ and the ECHR, even somewhat provoking. It is easy to read yet not written in a trivial style. [...] ... outstanding nature of the study... the book is highly recommended, and not only for the human rights lawyer.'
German Yearbook of International Law, 38 (1996).
` This book is a useful source of information and an important contribution to the debate about the role of reservations. It also has the practical benefit of making clear which arguments will be of no avail against some States…'
Interights Bulletin, 10 (1996).
Foreword. I: Introduction. 1. Reservations to human rights treaties in the aftermath of the Genocide case. II: Theoretical Questions. 2. The law applicable to reservations. 3. Reservations to human rights treaties. III: Reservations in Practice. 4. Reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 5. Reservations to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 6. Reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. 7. Reservations to the Convention against Torture. IV: Conclusions. 8. Restoring the ruins, concluding remarks. Selected bibliography.