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Human Rights – Law, Power and Politics: Reflections of an Experience
Professor Mashood Baderin, SOAS, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan
The effective promotion and protection of human rights requires an appropriately balanced engagement between Law, Power and Politics. Reflecting on my experience as the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan from 2012 to 2014, I will discuss my perception of how this engagement practically plays out within the special procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council. I will aim to identify areas of concern and offer suggestions on how the tripartite engagement between Law, Power and Politics can be improved to enhance the effectiveness of the special procedures system of the Human Rights Council.
Mashood Baderin is currently Professor of Law at the School of Law, SOAS, University of London. He specialises in the areas of human rights, public international law, Islamic law, and Law and Development in Africa. His publications include, International Human Rights and Islamic Law (OUP, 2003, 2005), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Action (OUP, 2017), International Human Rights Law: Six Decades after the UDHR and Beyond (Ashgate, 2010).