United Nations Human Rights Committee

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The United Nations Human Rights Committee is a treaty body made of 18 experts, created by a 1966 human rights treaty, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

The Committee meets for three four-week sessions per year to talk about reports given to the 173 States parties to the ICCPR.[1] The Committee is one of ten UN human rights treaty bodies, each responsible for supporting human rights.[2]

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  1. Jakob Th. Möller/Alfred de Zayas, The United Nations Human Rights Committee Case Law 1977-2008, N.P.Engel Publishers, Kehl/Strasbourg, 2009, ISBN 978-3-88357-144-7
  2. "Monitoring the core international human rights treaties". United Nations Human Rights. Office of the High Commissioner. Retrieved 30 June 2016.