John Packer is an associate professor of law and director of the Human Rights Research and Education Center at the University of Ottawa. He is also a former UN staff member. Basia Walczak contributed research to this article.

  •  September 11, 2020 
States parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights will elect new experts on Sept. 17 to the Human Rights Committee, which supervises the covenant’s implementation. It is one of the two solemn, widely ratified covenants that codify in treaty form the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and detail …

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