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UNESCO procedure for handling complaints of alleged violations of human rights in its field of competence
What is the specific nature of the UNESCO complaints procedure?
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The specific nature of the procedure

This procedure has specific features in comparison with similar procedures in other organizations of the United Nations system. The right to present communications does not result from any specific human rights instruments adopted by UNESCO. A complaint may be directed at any Member State without any additional commitment on its behalf for the simple reason that it is a member of UNESCO.

UNESCO does not play the role of an international judicial body or arbitrator but helps to reach solutions to particular problems concerning human rights by initiating consultations, in conditions of mutual respect, confidence and confidentiality.
 




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