UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Law and Legitimacy by Helen Keller, Geir Ulfstein

By Helen Keller, Geir Ulfstein

The powerful implementation of human rights treaty duties in nationwide legislations is topic to expanding consciousness. the most accountability for the foreign tracking of nationwide implementation on the international point is entrusted to the UN human rights treaty our bodies. those our bodies are confirmed by way of the respective human rights conventions and are composed of self sustaining specialists. This e-book examines 3 facets of those our bodies: the criminal points in their constitution, features and judgements; their effectiveness in making sure appreciate for human rights duties; and the legitimacy of those our bodies and their judgements. Containing contributions from quite a few eminent criminal specialists, together with current and previous individuals of the treaty our bodies, the research can be learn in mild of the continuing attempt to bolster treaty our bodies below the auspices of the UN excessive Commissioner for Human Rights and with the involvement of proper stakeholders.

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A/HRC/RES/5/1, Annex, para. 14. org/english/bodies/HRTD/index. htm (last visited 25 April 2011). introduction 3 The human rights treaty bodies are creatures of the human rights conventions establishing them. e. the meeting of the states parties. At the same time, the function of this plenary body is limited: it is entrusted with electing the members of the treaty bodies. Furthermore, the treaty bodies are not subsidiary bodies; they are independent in their function and responsible for supervising states’ implementation of their human rights obligations.

Introduction 3 The human rights treaty bodies are creatures of the human rights conventions establishing them. e. the meeting of the states parties. At the same time, the function of this plenary body is limited: it is entrusted with electing the members of the treaty bodies. Furthermore, the treaty bodies are not subsidiary bodies; they are independent in their function and responsible for supervising states’ implementation of their human rights obligations. The conventions creating them do not establish a separate secretariat for each of the treaty bodies, but rely on secretarial resources of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

23 20 21 22 These steps were accurately described in HRC, Consolidated Guidelines for State Reports under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 26 February 2001, UN Doc. CCPR/C/66/GUI/Rev. 2 (2001) ([former] ICCPR Reporting Guidelines). These guidelines were replaced by HRC, Guidelines for the Treaty-specific Document to be submitted by States Parties under Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 22 November 2010, UN Doc. CCPR/C/2009/1, which no longer describe the different elements of the reporting procedure.

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