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)

PluriCourts Research Paper No. 16-10

25 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2016 Last revised: 1 Sep 2016

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Geir Ulfstein

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo; Pluricourts

Date Written: July 11, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ulfstein, Geir, The Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Legitimacy Challenges (July 11, 2016). Chapter in the book Legitimacy and International Courts (Nienke Grossman, Harlan Grant Cohen, Andreas Follesdal and Geir Ulfstein, eds., CUP Forthcoming); PluriCourts Research Paper No. 16-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2808013

Geir Ulfstein (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavsplass
Oslo, 0130
Norway

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Norway

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