UN Human Rights Mechanisms for Protection Clusters: Treaty Bodies

The human rights treaty bodies are committees of independent experts that are elected to monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties. Each State party to a treaty has an obligation respect, protect and fulfil relevant human rights to ensure that everyone in the State can enjoy the rights set out in the treaty. The recommendations and views adopted by the treaty bodies can encourage action by States and can engage UN and civil society actors to support their implementation. Protection clusters, with their extensive experience and access on the ground, can bring information the attention of the treaty bodies to better inform their work.