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The Legal Status of Decisions by Human Rights Treaty Bodies in National Law

HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY BODIES, H. Keller and G. Ulfstein, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2011-02

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2011-02

82 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2011 Last revised: 4 Sep 2011

Andre Nollkaemper

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Rosanne van Alebeek

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Center for International Law

Date Written: April 21, 2011

Abstract

The success of UN human rights treaty monitoring mechanisms (such as the Human Rights Committee) depends largely on the influence that the findings of these bodies exert on national legal orders. This paper examines the effects that national courts can and do give to such findings. It examines, on the basis of available data on the practice of national courts, whether and how decisions of treaty bodies acquire legal effect at the national level and more in particular in the practice of national courts.

Keywords: International law, human rights, treaty bodies, national courts, interpretation

Suggested Citation

Nollkaemper, Andre and van Alebeek, Rosanne, The Legal Status of Decisions by Human Rights Treaty Bodies in National Law (April 21, 2011). HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY BODIES, H. Keller and G. Ulfstein, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011; Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2011-02; Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2011-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1817532

Andre Nollkaemper (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

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Rosanne Van Alebeek

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Center for International Law ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

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