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Part II Implementation of Human Rights, 7 Treaty Bodies

From: The Law of International Human Rights Protection (2nd Edition)

Walter Kälin, Jörg Künzli

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Human rights — Treaties, application

This chapter deals with the international human rights bodies established by human rights treaties (treaty-based bodies) to monitor the implementation of the treaties concerned. Each of the nine core UN human rights conventions provides for setting up of an independent body to monitor the implementation of the respective treaty by its states parties. These bodies, known as committees, are composed of independent experts, all of whom serve on a voluntary basis. Depending on their workload and available financial means, the committees hold between one and three sessions annually, usually in Geneva. Each session runs for two or three weeks. The remainder of the chapter discusses state reporting procedure, individual complaint procedures, and other procedures.

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