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Remedies in International Human Rights Law$
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Dinah Shelton

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199207534

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207534.001.0001

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The Jurisdiction of International Institutions and Tribunals

The Jurisdiction of International Institutions and Tribunals

(p.177) 5 The Jurisdiction of International Institutions and Tribunals
Remedies in International Human Rights Law


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This chapter considers the jurisdiction and competence of the various international institutions and tribunals to afford redress with respect to human rights. Close to a dozen international procedures allow victims to denounce violations of their human rights by a state party to the relevant treaty. To enhance compliance with the human rights obligations contained in the United Nations Charter, public and private procedures address gross and systematic violations of internationally recognised human rights and thematic rapporteurs or working groups appointed by the UN Commission on Human Rights accept complaints or information about violations of specific human rights. Regional systems in Europe, the Americas, and Africa parallel and extend the global efforts. Petitions may be filed only after all effective local remedies have been exhausted and within a limited period following a final judgment of the competent local tribunal. The state thereby is given an opportunity to redress its own violations.

Keywords:   jurisdiction, competence, international institutions, international tribunals, human rights, human rights violations, redress, United Nations, remedies, Europe

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