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Human Rights Committee

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Establishment and Composition The Human Rights Committee, though provided for in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) Human Rights Conventions, CCPR - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights) as an international supervisory organ right from the beginning (Articles 28-45), changed in character during its long genesis. First envisaged was a body composed of nine members, tasked with fact-finding and conciliation, and against which findings access to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should have been given. In the end, a different concept prevailed: the Committee consists of 18 members who need to be nationals of states parties. An important additional task of the Committee is the adoption of &t;General Comments&t;. Further, the discussions of and statements on particular developments or drafts of other bodies or on the improvement of its own methods of work, demand considerable time during each Committee session.

Keywords: CCPR; Human Rights Committee; International Court of Justice (ICJ)



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