The Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Legitimacy Challenges
Chapter in the book Legitimacy and International Courts (Nienke Grossman, Harlan Grant Cohen, Andreas Follesdal and Geir Ulfstein, eds., CUP Forthcoming)
25 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2016 Last revised: 1 Sep 2016
Date Written: July 11, 2016
The United Nations human rights treaty bodies, such as the Human Rights Committee, the Committee Against Torture, and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, oversee national implementation of international human rights obligations. This chapter discusses the legitimacy of the human rights treaty bodies’ court-like function of deciding cases on individual complaints.
Keywords: Human rights, United Nations, Treaty bodies
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