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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Human Rights, State Complaints

Isabella Risini, Geir Ulfstein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 May 2024

Subject(s):
Gross violations — Human rights remedies — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 State complaints provide for the possibility for States or groups of States to file an application against another State before an international human rights treaty body or court, alleging one or several breaches of applicable human rights treaty obligations (see also Human Rights, Remedies; Human Rights, Treaty Bodies). This entry will deal with State complaints before United Nations human rights treaty bodies and regional human rights systems. 2 The terminology for State complaints under human rights treaties includes ‘inter-State application’, ‘petition’,...
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