Lecture: “Whose Authority? The Human Rights Committee and the Interpretation of the ICCPR”, Prof. Photini Pazartzis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Finley Library, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, 2. February 2018, 12.30-14.00h
Taking Lecture Summary:
The UN Human Rights Committee, in discharging its mandate, plays an important role in the interpretation of individual rights and State obligations contained in the Covenant. Recently, this interpretative function has been viewed with scepticism and perceived as overly expansive by certain stakeholders. Drawing insights from the Committee’s recent practice, this lecture offers a personal perspective on the dynamics of the interpretative function of the HRC.
Prof. Photini Pazartzis:
Photini Pazartzis is Professor of Public International Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the Athens Public International Law Center of the Faculty of Law of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and currently a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law (2017-2018) She is member of the UN Human Rights Committee (ICCPR). She is Vice President of the European Society of International Law and Co-Chair of the ILA Study Group on: The Content and Evolution of Rules of Interpretation.
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