The human rights treaty bodies are committees of independent experts that monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties. Each State party to a treaty has an obligation to take steps to ensure that everyone in the State can enjoy the rights set out in the treaty.
Currently, there are nine human rights international treaties, and one optional protocol, from which 10 treaty bodies have been established. The treaty bodies are composed of independent experts of recognized competence in human rights, who are nominated and elected for fixed renewable terms of four years by State parties.Learn more and get involved
- Watch the videos below to learn about what the treaty bodies do and which human rights they monitor and protect.
- Read more about the treaty bodies.
- Check the webcast schedule to see when your country will be reviewed.
Treaty bodies in action: an introduction