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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

World Court of Human Rights

Gerd Oberleitner

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2022

Subject(s):
International courts and tribunals, decisions

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 There is no World Court of Human Rights (‘WCHR’). While regional human rights courts were established in the European, Inter-American, and African human rights systems (European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR); Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR); African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR)), no similar institution with judicial powers exists in the United Nations (UN) human rights system. Whether or not such a court should be created remains contested since it was first suggested during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
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