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Part II Implementation of Human Rights, 8 Charter Based 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: 16 July 2024

Human rights

This chapter deals with the Charter-based bodies tasked with the protection of human rights. Among these is the General Assembly, which holds a discussion on human rights issues each year through its Third Committee, based on reports submitted to it by the High Commissioner on Human Rights and some of the Special Procedures mandate holders and treaty bodies. The General Assembly also adopts the text of human rights declarations and conventions on human rights that are prepared either by the Human Rights Council or by another of its subsidiary organs. Several other bodies, such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as the Commissions on the Status of Women and on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice are entrusted with specific mandates relevant for the protection of human rights.

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