The United Nations Human Rights Treaties: What Will Be Their Future Role In Protecting Our Human Rights?
16 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 14, 2015
This paper unpacks the establishment and operation of the nine United Nations human rights covenants and conventions. It asks what their role will be in the 21st Century? What new areas of human rights discourse will emerge in this century?
The paper proceeds to examine the work of the monitoring committees through their constructive dialogues with ratifying countries, by the writing of general comments, and via the individual complaints procedures.
Finally, the reform of the treaty bodies culminating in the 2014 General Assembly resolution is explained.
Keywords: United Nations, human rights, conventions, monitoring committees, 21st century
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K33
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