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The Universal Declaration of Human rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was drafted in direct response to the calamities and barbarous acts experienced by the peoples of the world during the Second World War. It is the embodiment of universal values and transcend cultures, nations and regions, and proclaims the inalienable rights to which all human beings regardless of race colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status are inherently entitled to as human beings. The text consists of 30 articles and stands as the most translated text in the world.

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Treaty Bodies

By ratifying a treaty, States parties willingly submit their domestic legal system, administrative procedures and other national practices to periodic review by the committees of independent experts. These committees are often referred to as treaty-monitoring bodies (or “treaty bodies”). The main functions of the treaty bodies are to examine reports submitted by State parties and to consider complaints of human rights violations.