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Part II The Institutional Framework, 6 The Functions and Competence of Human Rights Tribunals

From: Remedies in International Human Rights Law (3rd Edition)

Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 June 2022

Human rights remedies
Human rights treaties outline mechanisms to monitor compliance by states parties with the rights and duties prescribed therein. International supervisory organs, generally composed of independent experts, typically have ‘competence with respect to matters relating to the fulfilment of the commitments made by the States Parties to th[e] Convention’1 or a mandate to ‘ensure the observance of the engagements undertaken by the High Contracting Parties’.2 United Nations treaty bodies review periodic reports that must be filed by states parties, and they may have...
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