WG I deals with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the treaty body system, and the new Human Rights Council. This includes most prominently the reform of the treaty bodies. Given that the idea of a unified treaty body may at least seem distant the outcome of this research also develops the potential for more coherent and coordinated action by the existing treaty bodies. A step or several steps further would be the establishment of a world court of human rights.
Coordinator: Prof. Manfred Nowak, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights