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The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies

Rodley, Nigel (2013) 'The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies.' In: Shelton, Dinah, (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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This article examines the role of treaty bodies in the development and enforcement of international human rights law. It explains that there are now nine core human rights treaties and each of them provided the establishment of its own monitoring committee which includes the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Committee, the Committee against Torture and the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED). This article discusses the composition, functions and the decision-making process of these committees.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Treaty Bodies; human rights law; human rights treaties; monitoring committee; CEDAW; Committee Against Torture; CED
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 15:06

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