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Jurisprudence of the treaty bodies (from November 1993)
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Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms - Outcome Document, 23 – 25 March 2009, Bangkok, Thailand

Click here for the decisions of the:

* Human Rights Committee under the First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
* Committee against Torture under article 22 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
* Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination under article 14 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Please note that the symbol numbers of the Committees' jurisprudence, following the pattern of other United Nations document symbols, are made up of:

  • The letters denoting the respective treaty body (CAT/C... Committee against Torture;  CCPR/C... Human Rights Committee; CERD/C... Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination);

  • The session during which the decision was taken;

  • "D" for decision;

  • The "number/year" of registration of the case.

Example:  CCPR/C/67/D/666/1995

A decision taken by the Human Rights Committee at its sixty-seventh session (held from 19 October to 5 November 1999) concerning  a case that was registered in 1995 as case 666.

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