Glasgow Human Rights Network Conference 2014: Human Rights in Uncertain Times: Global Lessons for and from Scotland

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''Treaty Body Jurisprudence in Domestic Courts' Abstract: This paper explores the introduction of treaty body jurisprudence into domestic legal systems. It will begin with a brief introduction of the treaty bodies because it is the specific nature of these bodies that warrants consideration of their jurisprudence as a legitimate interpretive tool. The practice of issuing general comments and final views on individual communications will then be introduced. Finally, an overview of the inclusion treaty body jurisprudence in the case law of the UK, South Africa and the EU as a supranational jurisdiction will be presented. Regardless of the state support on the international level, NGOs, lawyers and even some jurists employ treaty body jurisprudence to define the applicable standards across a wide spectrum of human rights issues. As an interpretive tool, treaty body jurisprudence enriches the understanding of human rights obligations and it is clear that domestic courts are increasingly willing to entertain these views in order to better define human rights at the domestic level.
PeriodMay 2014
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map