UN Treaty Bodies - A Year In Review 2019
Published on 16 Dec 2020, 08:00 PM
Publication: Comprehensive analysis of the jurisprudence of the UN Treaty Bodies
Human Rights Committee in session - 126th Session, July 2019
The Centre for Civil and Political Rights is delighted to present our comprehensive analysis of the jurisprudence of the United Nations Treaty Bodies in 2019. This publication forms part of TB-Net’s efforts to capture the work of the UN Treaty Bodies as a singular human rights system, providing human rights defenders and civil society with a comprehensive overview of key movements in the jurisprudence across all Treaty Bodies throughout 2019.
""We are confident that this publication will be useful to litigators and human rights defenders and hope that this is the first issue in a long series.""
Comprehensive trends analysis
While the bulk of the caseload still occurs at the Human Rights Committee, many other Treaty Bodies have significantly increased their workload due to an increasing awareness of the complaints procedure. This increase has resulted in dozens of new views being adopted without any combined assessment of their impact on the jurisprudence.
This TB-net publication was created to serve a growing need to assess the trends and movements in the jurisprudence across all Treaty Bodies at the universal level, by identifying the main issues of concerns for each Treaty Body, as well as exploring themes that are common to more than one mechanism.
Available in English, French and Spanish
Thanks to the support of the Open Society Justice Initiative, we have also been able to publish this analysis in French and Spanish.