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International Procedural Law and Human Rights

In honour of Human Rights Day (10 December), explore a specially curated collection of articles from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law examining key aspects of international procedural law and human rights. Learn more about the special procedures of human rights bodies, the right to victim participation in international criminal proceedings, and the balancing test of the European Court of Human Rights.

Each article is commissioned by Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri and a team of experts at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and rigorously peer reviewed, providing cutting edge research on areas of international law that are often under-explored.

All content is free to read until 29 February 2020.


Amicus Curiae: African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR), African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACommHPR)
Astrid Wiik

Balancing Test: European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
Başak Çali

Committees: Human Rights Bodies
Sarah Joseph

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Ann Skelton

Conventionality Control: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR)
Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen

Inquiry Procedures: United Nations Human Rights Bodies
Mónica Pinto

Southeast Asian Court of Human Rights
Hao Duy Phan

Special Procedures: Human Rights Council
Mónica Pinto

Universal Periodic Review Procedure: Human Rights Council
Christian Tomuschat

Victim Participation in International Criminal Proceedings
Mariana Pena

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