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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Reporting Systems

Helen Keller

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 May 2024

Civil and political rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Gross violations — Arms control

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 Numerous international agreements oblige States to specify the concrete steps they take to ensure compliance with their obligations arising from these agreements. Such communications can take place directly between the State Parties, for example in the form of notifications. When they are not exchanged between States but addressed to a central international institution, usually periodically, and are discussed, summarized, or otherwise made the basis for further activity, this constitutes a reporting system. 2 Treaty regimes—in some cases secondary law of...
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