Human rights treaties reading list

Alston, P, Crawford, J. (2000) The future of UN human rights treaty monitoring, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bayefsky, A.F. The UN Human Rights Treaty System in the 21st Century. Kluwer Law International, 2000.

De Beco, G (2011) The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the OPCAT) in Europe: Duplication or Reinforcement?', Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 3 (3) : 257-274. 

Dennis, M, Stewart, D.P (2004) Justiciability of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Should There Be an International Complaints Mechanism to Adjudicate the Rights to Food, Water, Housing, and Health? American Journal of International Law, 98(3) pp. 462-515.

Egan, S. (2013) Strengthening the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body System, Human Rights Law Review, 13(2): 209–243.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018) Progress on socio-economic rights in Great Britain: Update report on Great Britain's implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, March 2018, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018) How well is the UK performing on disability rights? Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: what does it mean for you? Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Scottish Human Rights Commission (2017)  Disability rights in the UK: UK Independent Mechanism Submission to inform the CRPD List of Issues on the UK, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Scottish Human Rights Commission (2017) Disability rights in the UK: UK Independent Mechanism updated submission to the CRPD Committee, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) Race rights in the UK: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Legal aid reforms and women's access to justice: Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Follow-up procedure, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Protecting human rights: Key challenges for the UK's third Universal Periodic Review, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Children's Rights in the UK: Updated submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in advance of the public examination of the UK's implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Equality and Human Rights Commission submission to the UN Committee against Torture 57th session on the sixth periodic report of the UK on compliance with the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016)  Human rights and the military: Follow-up submission regarding the Concluding Observations adopted by the Human Rights Committee on the seventh periodic report of the UK, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Socio-economic rights in the UK: Updated submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in advance of the public examination of the UK's implementation of ICESCR, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Torture in the UK: Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture 57th session on the sixth periodic report of the UK on compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) From local voices to global audience: Engaging with the International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Second edition, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) Civil and Political Rights in the UK: EHRC's Submission to the UNHRC on the UK's Implementation of the ICCPR, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015)  Socio-Economic Rights in the UK,  Equality and Human Rights Commission Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the United Kingdom's Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Understanding what governments need to do to advance women's rights in Great Britain, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) Equality and Human Rights Commission Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee Pre-Sessional Working Group on the United Kingdom's Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) Mid-Term Universal Periodic Review Report, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Scottish Human Rights Commission (2014)  Follow-up regarding Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee Against Torture on the 5th periodic report of the UK, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013)  Submission on the Seventh Periodic Report of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) EHRC Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture: list of issues on the UK's 5th periodic report, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Freeman, M.A., Christine C. and Beate, R. The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: A Commentary. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.

Kanetake, M. (2018) UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies before domestic courts, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 67(1) January, 201-232

Keller, H, Ulfstein, G. (2012) UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Law and Legitimacy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Krommendijk, J. (2015) The domestic effectiveness of international human rights monitoring in established democracies. The case of the UN human rights treaty bodies, The Review of International Organisations, 10(4), 489-515. 

Leckie, S. (1998)  Another Step Towards Indivisibility: Identifying Key Features of Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Quarterly, 20(1), 81-124.  

Nolan, A (2011) Children’s Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts, Oxford: Hart Publishing.

O'Flaherty, M, O'Brien, C. (2007). Reform of UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies: a critique of the concept paper on the High Commissioner's proposal for a unified standing treaty body. Human Rights Law Review, 7(1), 141–172. 

O'Flaherty, M. (2006), The Concluding Observations of United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies, Human Rights Law Review, 6 (1): 27–52. 

O'Rourke, C., Swaine, A. (2018) CEDAW and the Security Council: enhancing women's rights in conflict. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 67 (1), 167-199. 

Odello, M., Seatzu, F. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Law, Process and Practice. Routledge, 2012. 

Parkes, A. (2013) Children and International Human Rights Law: The Rights of the Child to be Heard. London: Routledge.

Pillay, N. (2012) Strengthening the United Nations human rights treaty body system. A report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Geneva: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner.

Rodley, N.S. (2013) 'The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies' In: Shelton, D, (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 

Rodley, N.S. (2003) United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures of the Commission on Human Rights - Complementarity or Competition? Human Rights Quarterly, 25 (4): 882–908.

Salomon, M (2011) Why should it matter that others have more? Poverty, inequality, and the potential of international human rights law, Review of International Studies, 37: 2137 – 2155.

Sssenyonjo, M (ed.) Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Farnham: Ashgate.

Vandenhole, W (2004) The procedures before the UN human rights treaty bodies: divergence or convergence?, Intersentia, 2004. 

Young, K.G (2008) The Minimum Core of Economic and Social Rights: A Concept in Search of Content, Yale International Law Journal 33, (2008): 113-175.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2019