Module 11: Introduction to UN Mechanisms
Modules on Litigating Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights in South and Southeast Asia
- The United Nations has several mechanisms that contribute to the promotion of human rights, including treaty bodies tasked with overseeing the implementation of core human rights treaties.
- UN treaty bodies may consider individual complaints against states that have recognised their jurisdiction to do so.
- The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRCtte) is the treaty body most relevant to freedom of expression and digital rights claims.
- Another mechanism of particular relevance is the special procedures, including the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.