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UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This Declaration laid the groundwork for the human rights structure that emerged in the following decades and of which the human rights expert committees, formally known as Treaty Bodies, are a key part. These committees are often described as the backbone of the international human rights protection system. 

This resource explains each of the bodies in brief detail and gives a better understanding of how the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies are structured, and how they function. 

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United Nations Human Rights
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