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    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.