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  • Launch of a Series of Blogposts on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

    Europe: A friend or a foe of global public law?

    The European Society of International Law 2016 Research Forum

  • Stocktaking of the Results of the Campaign Against Torture

    Workshop on the Effects of IHRL on PIL

    Human Rights Week at CGPL

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    Is There Global Public Law? - Launch of the CGPL Colloquium Series - 2pm, Koç University, Rumeli Feneri Campus, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey

    AIRE Centre Founder Nuala Mole Talk at CPGL and Koç University Law School

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Right to Individual Petition before UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: the softly-spoken enforcer of human rights treaties?

25 May admin

Compared to regional human rights courts, the jurisprudence of the UN treaty body committees is not, with some exceptions, very well known to international scholars and students. While the general comments issued by the committees, containing summary answers to general interpretive questions on specific human rights issues, are regularly cited, comparative analysis of and references to the committees’ views on individual cases are less common.