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Should Reporting-based Human Rights Treaties Be Considered “Binding International Law.
SECTION 1 – THE LEGAL NATURE OF CONVENTIONS
SECTION 2 - STATE PRACTICE
SECTION 3 - CASE STUDIES – CRC AND CEDAW
SECTION 4 – EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
Should Reporting-based Human Rights Treaties Be Considered “Binding International Law.
SECTION 1 – THE LEGAL NATURE OF CONVENTIONS
SECTION 2 - STATE PRACTICE
SECTION 3 - CASE STUDIES – CRC AND CEDAW
SECTION 4 – EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

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University of KentShould Reporting-based Human Rights Treaties BeConsidered “Binding International Law”?
ByJoe McNameeA Dissertation Submitted to theBrussels School of International Studiesof the Department of Politics and International Relationsin the Faculty of Social ScienceIn Partial Fulfillment of the Requirementsfor the Award of the Degree ofMaster of Laws in International Law with International RelationsBrussels,Friday 1 September, 2006
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Table of Contents
ABBREVIATIONS....................................................................................................ii
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.......................................................................................iii
 
ABSTRACT.............................................................................................................iv
 
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................1
 
SECTION 1 – THE LEGAL NATURE OF CONVENTIONS.......................................8
 
SECTION 2 - STATE PRACTICE...........................................................................24
 
SECTION 3 - CASE STUDIES – CRC AND CEDAW.............................................35
 
SECTION 4 – EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS...................................................................49
 
CONCLUSION.......................................................................................................57
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY....................................................................................................60
 
 
 
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ABBREVIATIONS
CAT - Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment orPunishmentCEDAW - Convention on Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against WomenCERD - Convention on the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationCRC - Convention on the Rights of the ChildDSU - Dispute Settlement UnderstandingECHR - European Convention on Human Rights or European Court of Human RightsECPAT - End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children forSexual Purposes (NGO Network)CoE - Council of EuropeGATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and TradeGSP - Generalised System of PreferencesICCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsICESCR - International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsICJ - International Court of JusticeILC – International Law CommissionILO - International Labour OrganisationIWF - Internet Watch FoundationNGO - Non-Governmental OrganisationOAS - Organisation of American StatesOP - Optional ProtocolTI - Transparency InternationalUN - United NationsUNICEF - United Nations International Children's Emergency FundWHO - World Health OrganisationWTO - World Trade Organisation

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