Taking Stock of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body Case Law: Trends and Developments 2014-2017

Center for Global Public Law, Koç University, Istanbul

Thursday 8 June 2017

In 2015 the Center for Global Public Law (CGPL) became the editor-in-chief of the Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law under the auspices of Oxford Reports of International Law database (ORIL). The CGPL team, composed of fifteen researchers, has supplied ORIL with comprehensive coverage and analyses of all Views rendered by eight United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies with a mandate to receive individual communications, delivered since 2014. As of February 2017, the CGPL team of Oxford Human Rights Law Reporters (OxHRLR) has supplied close to one hundred case notes to ORIL covering the case law of all eight UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies.
Members of the OxHRLR research team have recently engaged in the production of a series of essay-long analysis and reflection pieces on thematic, substantive, and procedural aspects of UN human rights (UNHRL) jurisprudence. Published on the CGPL’s blog, the essays authored by experienced OxHRLR reporters that have a country specific or thematic overview of the case-law, analyse new jurisprudential trends, reflect on challenges, compare the UN’s case law with that of regional courts and domestic bodies, and unpack specific Views and their impact on the development of international human rights law. The Centre has also begun to make UN human rights committee Views available in Turkish, complemented by short reflections in Turkish on their significance.
The 8 June 2017 workshop will mark an important milestone in the Centre’s contribution to the reporting of and analyzing United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body case-law. To take stock of this experience and offer an opportunity for dedicated reflection on UNHRL jurisprudence since 2014, this workshop aims to bring together UNHRL committee members, IHRL experts’ researchers and OxHRLR reporters for a stocktaking exercise that reflects on the trends of UN Human Rights Law case-law of all UN Human Rights treaty bodies.


Registration is open to ESIL members and UNHRL researchers, but spaces are limited. Please contact Irina Crivet (icrivet13@ku.edu.tr) for registration and further information.