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Human Rights Treaty Bodies - I
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This lesson discusses the Committees for the Conventions on Civil and Political Rights and Economic Social and Cultural Rights

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Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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  3. CESCR The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights A body of 18 independent experts Monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties.


  4. CESCR All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented States must report initially within two years of accepting the Covenant and thereafter every tive years The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of "concluding observations" In addition to the reporting procedure, the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which entered into force on 5th May 2013, provides the Committee competence to receive and consider communication from individuals claiming that their rights under the Covenant have been violated.


  5. CESCR The Committee may also, under certain circumstances, undertake inquiries on grave or systematic violations of any of the economic, social and cultural rights set forth in the Covenant, and consider inter-state complaints. The Committee meets in Geneva and normally holds two sessions per year, consisting of a three-week plenary and a one- week pre-sessional working group. The Committee also publishes its interpretation of the provisions of the Covenant, known as general comments.


  6. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE s A body of independent experts Monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties. All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented States must report initially one year after acceding to the Covenant and then whenever the Committee requests (usually every four years) The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of "concluding observations".


  7. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE In addition to the reporting procedure, article 41 of the Covenant provides for the Committee to consider inter-state complaints. the First Optional Protocol to the Covenant gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Covenant by States parties to the Protocol. The full competence of the Committee extends to the Second Optional Protocol to the Covenant on the abolition of the death penalty with regard to States who have accepted the Protocol The Committee meets in Geneva and normally holds three sessionsper year. The Committee also publishes its interpretation of the content of human rights provisions known as general comments on thematic issues or its methods of work.


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