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1. Understanding the Treaty Bodies

1.2 The Basics (including acronyms and webpages)

The Treaty Bodies are committees of independent experts that monitor how States are implementing the core international human rights treaties and their optional protocols. Each State that is party to a treaty has an obligation to take steps to ensure that everyone can enjoy the rights contained in the treaty. Find out more about what Treaty Bodies are and what they do.

A PDF of the Transcript is available here


A list of all Treaty Bodies and contact details can be found here.


In the next section, we’ll find out more about how the Treaty Bodies can be useful to advocates.

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