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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