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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Human Rights, State Complaints

Geir Ulfstein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 August 2022

Gross violations — Human rights remedies — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The implementation of conventions on the protection of human rights is monitored through examination of State reports and inquiry into allegations of grave or systematic violations (see also Human Rights, State Reports; Gross and Systematic Human Rights Violations). However, the international human rights mechanisms also provide for individual and inter-State complaints (see also Human Rights, Individual Communications/Complaints). State complaints mean that a State or a group of States file an application against another State before an international human...
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