Introduction / A.F. Bayefsky -- I: An Analysis and Evaluation of the System of State Reporting : 1. An Analysis and Evaluation of the System of State Reporting / J. Connors ; 2. State Reporting and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women / C. Shalev ; 3. State Reporting and the Committee on the Rights of the Child / J. Karp ; 4. State Reporting and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations / L. Theytaz-Bergman ; 5. State Reporting: an NGO Perspective / R. Brett -- II: Fact-finding as Part of Effective Implementation : 6. Human Rights Fact-Finding / J. Fitzpatrick ; 7. The Role of a Human Rights Field Presence / I. Martin ; 8. Fact-Finding in the Inter-American System / D.W. Cassel, jr ; 9. Fact-finding as Part of Effective Implementation: the Strasbourg Experience / A. Drzemczewski --^
III: An Effective Individual Complaint Mechanism in an International Human Rights Context : 10. An Effective Complaints Procedure in the Context of International Human Rights Law / A. Byrnes ; 11. Commentary on Complaint Processes by Human Rights and Torture Committee Members; (a) The Human Rights Committee / D. Kretzmer; (b) The Committee Against Torture / P. Burns ; 12. Reflections on the Effectiveness of the European System for the Protection of Human Rights / M. O''Boyle --^
IV: Defining the Role of Non-governmental Organizations : 13. Defining the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations with Regard to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies / A. Clapham ; 14. Women''s Human Rights NGOs and the Treaty Bodies: Some Case Studies in Using the Treaty Bodies to Protect the Human Rights of Women / A.M. Miller ; 15. The NGO Role: Implementation, Expanding Protection and Monitoring the Monitors / S. Grant ; 16. Defining the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations: Splendid Isolation or Better Use of NGO Expertise? / M. Thomson ; 17. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Non-Governmental Organizations / V. Dandan --^
V: Follow-up of Treaty Body Conclusions by the Treaty Bodies and the United Nations Mechanisms Beyond : 18. Follow-Up Mechanisms Before UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the UN Mechanisms Beyond / M.G. Schmidt ; 19. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: A Link Between Decisions of Expert Monitoring Bodies and Enforcement by Political Bodies / M. Nowak ; 20. The Effects of Final Decisions of the Supervisory Organs Under the European Convention on Human Rights / L.F. Zwaak ; 21. Follow-Up in the ILO Context / J. Hodges ; 22. Follow-Up of Treaty Body Conclusions by the Treaty Bodies and the UN Mechanisms Beyond / B.G. Ramcharan -- VI: The Future of the Human Rights Treaty System: Forging Recommendations : 23. The Future of the Human Rights Treaty System: Forging Recommendations / E. Evatt ; 24. A Court and Two Consolidated Treaty Bodies / T. Buergenthal --^
VII: The Role of National Courts: A Canadian Example ; 25. Enforcing International Human Rights Law: The Treaty System in the 21st Century / Rt. Hon. A. Lamer -- VIII: Conference Outcomes: Discussion and Recommendations : 26. Discussion / A. Bayefsky ; 27. Conclusions and Recommendations / A. Bayefsky.
Appendices: 1. Text of the treaties: International Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination ; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Optional Protocols ; International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and Optional Protocol ; Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ; Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Optional Protocols (children in armed conflict, sale of children, child prostitution, child pornography) ; Effective implementation of international instruments on human rights, including reporting obligations under international instruments on human rights, A/RES/47/111 ; Conference on states parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, A/RES/50/155. -- 2. Status of ratifications. -- 3. Status of individual communications. -- 4. Draft amendments to the treaties. -- 5. Report of the Independent Expert on enhancing the long-term effectiveness of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System. -- 6. International Law Association Report on the Treaty system. -- 7. Meetings of chairpersons of the treaty bodies. -- 8. Resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights relating to the human rights treaties (2000) -- 9. Resolutions of the General Assembly relating to the human rights treaties -- 10. Regional human rights instruments.