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Abstract

The UN treaty body system is an imperative component in the enforcement of international human rights law, but it currently does not have the mechanisms sufficient for the effective internalization of international human rights law standards. One of its current mechanisms, namely, concluding observations, are by their nature of being addressed to states insufficient to ensure enforcement in state parties not politically, economically, socially, or culturally inclined to obey the recommendations. This article proposes a new publication that will better foster communication between civil society organizations and treaty bodies, allowing for a more highly coordinated effort of civil society in pursuit of the goals of treaty bodies. Should this proposed enhancement be adopted, treaty bodies will be able to better understand the difficulties a state party has in the compliance to the treaty, so that, notwithstanding these difficulties, state parties can move in the direction of treaty compliance in coordination with civil society.

 

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