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The Czechoslovakian Restitution Cases: Article 26 of the ICCPR v. Ratione Temporis

Lawrence Cenk Laws is an LLM Candidate in Public International Law at Koç University. He has been a Oxford Reporter on International Human Rights Law since December 2015.

The Human Rights Committee (the Committee) is a quasi-judicial body. It is then no surprise that the Committee, like many other judicial bodies, has been criticized for allegedly broadening its scope and powers. The newest battleground in the struggle to clarify the scope of the Committee’s powers surrounds Article 26 (the right to non-discrimination) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). 

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Two paths to Transitional Justice: A comparison of the European Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Committee’s approaches to Bosnian Enforced Disappearance Cases

Betül Durmuş;  Ph.D. Candidate, Koç University Law School

Following its independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in March 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina went through three and a half years of armed conflict, which ended with the signing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina in December 1995.

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Internal Relocation Alternative: Where does the Human Rights Committee Stand?

Kübra Berberoğlu, Oxford Human Rights Law Reporter

In its 112th session, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) in 2014, made its internal relocation alternative debut in the case of B.L. v. Australia.

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A Scrutiny of Algeria’s Responses to Individual Petitions before the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Seçil Bilgiç, Oxford UN Human Rights Bodies Reporter; Senior Law student at Koc University, Double Major with International Relations

The clash between Algeria and the United Nations Human Rights Committee (hereinafter “HRC”) regarding the former’s domestic law titled Ordinance No. 06-01 enacting the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation is becoming more and more acute as the violation decisions by the HRC concerning Ordinance No 06-01 are piling up.

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