State Reporting is a vital but dysfunctional part of the protection of human rights in the international law sphere. On the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly review of the treaty body system in 2020, Jule Giegling assesses the state reporting obligation in the United Nations and in regional human rights systems in theory and practice as well as the previous reform process.
Based on the findings, she proposes a solution in the form of Integrative Reporting. It supports a streamlining of reporting not only within the system of the United Nations, but also in the cooperation between the UN Treaty Bodies and the regional human rights committees. At the same time, it preserves the individuality of the respective committees, upholds the protection necessary for the vulnerable groups which could be most affected by a streamlined and harmonized process. Based on a holistic analysis of state reporting in international law, this book contributes to the continuing reform process.