GHRP Annual Conference
This panel at the ABILA International Weekend – co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Albanian branch of the International Law Association – forms part of the 2023 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform that takes place in New York.
The United Nations (UN) human rights treaty bodies (TBs) main methods of work include State reporting, individual communications, and the codification of their practice through ‘general comments’ or ‘general recommendations’. This panel will critically discuss the practice of UN TBS, with a focus on general comments and recommendations, while reflecting also on concluding observations and views. The analysis highlights the main substantial and procedural controversies around them from the lens of whether the process of their adoption and the end- product can be seen as ‘beyond international law’, or as an inherent part of the process of development of international law. Equally important, the panel will provide insights on whether and to what extent the practice of UN TBs is reflected in the codification and development of international law.
You can find here information about the other panels/events that form part of the 2023 Annual Conference in New York.
This annual flagship public event open to all human rights actors – diplomats, experts, NGOs, members of UN treaty bodies, Special Rapporteurs, international organizations, National Human Rights Institutions and academics – addresses current issues and challenges in the work of Geneva-based human rights mechanisms.
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UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
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