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Mr. Marcus Schmidt

Mr. Markus Schmidt
Office of the United Nations
High Commissioner of Human Rights

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Human Rights
Human Rights Bodies - Introduction
Explaining the Human Rights Treaty-Based Complaints Procedures at the United Nations Level
The lecture intends to introduce the listener or viewer to the individual treaty-based complaints procedures of the UN human rights treaty bodies. It will outline the procedures of the treaty bodies in this respect, give examples of relevant treaty body jurisprudence and look at how States implement the decisions of the treaty bodies on individual complaints.

Video   (36 minutes)


Human Rights Council
The Universal Periodic Review of the
Human Rights Council and Its Interaction with other Human Rights Procedures
The lecture examines the modality and the effectiveness of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Procedure of the Human Rights Council. It also addresses the complementarity between the UPR procedure and the reporting procedures of the UN human rights treaty bodies.

Video   (29 minutes)

Human Rights
Human Rights Bodies - Introduction
Explaining the Human Rights Treaty-Based Complaints Procedures at the United Nations Level
Legal Instruments

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, New York, 7 March 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol.  660, p. 195.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, New York, 18 December 1979, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, p. 13.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, New York, 6 October 1999, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2131, p. 83.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 85.

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 18 December 2002, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2375, p. 237.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 13 December 2006, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2515, p. 3.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 13 December 2006.

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Human Rights Council
The Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council and Its Interaction with other Human Rights Procedures
A. Legal Instruments

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 85.

B. Documents