JBI Associate Director Christen Broecker recently contributed a guest post to the website IntLawGrrls on the UN Committee against Torture’s adoption, on November 16, of an authoritative interpretation of the content and scope of the right to redress for victims of torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. The General Comment, which is particularly notable for its victim-centered approach to the right to redress, is the first interpretive statement by a UN human rights treaty body aimed at clarifying this area of international law. In her post, Broecker analyzes some of the key aspects of the Committee’s General Comment No. 3, which draws from and consolidates decades of the Committee’s jurisprudence on the right to redress.
The Committee against Torture is an expert committee that monitors the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture by its 153 States parties. One of its 10 expert members is JBI Director Felice Gaer, who has served on the Committee since 1999.The full text of the post is available here: IntLawGrrls post on the Right to Redress by Christen Broecker