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International Law and Human Rights (Fall 2016)

Human Rights Committee (HRC), Pedro Pablo Camargo v. Colombia, Communication No. 45/1979, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/OP/1 (1985)

Headnote

Your main focus in reading this document is twofold. First, what happened? Second, what is a right (specifically, the right to life), such that the state might have violated it? Of less importance is the great deal of procedural detail -- you can skim the parts of the decision that spell out what happened to the complaint (though we will still cover it to get an early sense of what kinds of processes human rights law can prompt).