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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Inquiry Procedures: United Nations Human Rights Bodies

Mónica Pinto

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

Disappearances — Individual complaint procedure — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Compliance with international decisions — Fact-finding and inquiry — Quasi-judicial bodies, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Inquiry procedures are a set of mechanisms used by some United Nations (‘UN’) Human Rights, Treaty Bodies (‘HRTB’) with a view to investigating ex officio grave and systematic violations of human rights. Six treaty bodies (‘TB’) have been empowered to conduct these procedures, namely, the Committee Against Torture (‘CAT’), the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (‘CEDAW’), the Committee on Enforced Disappearance (‘CED’), the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Discapacities (‘CRPD’), the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural...
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