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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