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Saturday, February 14, 2015
New Database of UN Human Rights Treaty Body Case Law
This week the UN Human Rights Office announced a free
database that includes case law issued by the UN human rights expert
committees, known as the Treaty Bodies.The Treaty Bodies monitor the implementation of core international human
rights treaties and eight are authorized to hear complaints by
individuals.The new database,
Jurisprudence, contains findings from the Human Rights Committee (CCPR), the
Committee against Torture (CAT), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination
against Women (CEDAW), the Committee on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (CERD), the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
(CRPD), the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), the Committee on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), and the Committee on the Rights
of the Child (CRC).
This resource is a continuation and expansion of a database created by the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, which had
not been updated since January 2014.This database can be searched in multiple ways including by keyword, by
treaty body, by region/state, and by issue.See the Jurisprudence website for more information.