The UN Human Rights Committee - A Year In Review 2019

Published on 16 Oct 2020, 08:00 PM

Publication: Comprehensive analysis of the activity of the Human Rights Committee

Human Rights Committee in session - 126th Session, July 2019

The Centre for Civil and Political Rights is delighted to present our latest edition of the Human Rights Committee: Year in Review, containing our analysis of the main areas of concern and findings of the UN Human Rights Committee throughout 2019. In addition to summarising the Committee's findings, this year the Centre included an expanded thematic section containing trends identified in State party reviews, as well as new focus areas: violations of the Covenant, notable jurisprudence and follow-up reporting.

  • Violations of the Covenant: Thematic analysis of violations of the Covenant in individual communication views adopted during 2019.
  • Notable movements in the Committee jurisprudence: Comprehensive analysis of landlard or notable views adopted, such as identifiable movements or developments in the jurisprudence.
  • Follow-up monitoring: For the first time in our Yearbook, the Centre introduced a detailed analysis of follow-up reporting 

This Yearbook represents a continuation of our research carried out since 2014, and this year has been completed in collaboration with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

"The purpose of this Yearbook is to make the work and findings of the Committee more accessible to the general public, and especially for those involved in the promotion and protection of civil and political rights."

- Patrick Mutzenberg, Director of the Centre for Civil and Political Rights

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