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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Committees: Human Rights Bodies

Sarah Joseph

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

Subject(s):
Human rights — Individual complaint procedure — International organizations, 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 ‘Human rights bodies’ are international and regional non-judicial bodies which address human rights issues, normally under a particular treaty. For the purposes of this entry, ‘human rights bodies’ only includes bodies which receive and deal with complaints about human rights abuses, or those which will have that capacity once the treaty that creates that process comes into force. All of these bodies may be termed ‘quasi-judicial bodies’ as, while they are not courts, they have the function of determining relevant facts and (international) law in certain...
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