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The High Commissioner and the Treaty Bodies

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Chapter Summary

The relationship of the United Nations (UN) Centre for Human Rights with the UN human rights treaty bodies (or ‘committees’) has changed in the period 1992-2012. It is the purpose of this chapter to explore the process of that change and to assess the current state of the relationship of the High Commissioner and her Office with the treaty bodies. The UN General Assembly discussion remains a live and developing issue at time of the writing of this chapter and, while it is not possible to draw any conclusions as to its impact, some preliminary observations have been suggested. To conclude, the relationship of a High Commissioner and her Office with the treaty bodies has come over time to embrace at least three dimensions: delivery of secretariat support, substantive partnership of human rights actors, and the High Commissioner’s facilitatory leadership in confronting the problems of the system.

Keywords:High Commissioner; Human Rights; treaty bodies; United Nations (UN)



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