Jan Eiken


Jan Eiken is a research assistant at the University of Potsdam. He holds a law degree from Free University of Berlin and has also studied at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He writes a PhD on the inter-state communication procedure under CERD.

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Breaking new ground – Again? The CERD Committee’s decision on admissibility in Palestine v. Israel

After its decision on jurisdiction of December 2019 with regard to the inter-State communication brought by Palestine against Israel (CERD/C/100/5) under Art. 11 (1) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the CERD Committee now declared said communication admissible. In this remarkable decision, the Committee found that the prior exhaustion of domestic…

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Breaking new ground? The CERD Committee’s decision on jurisdiction in the inter-State communications procedure between Palestine and Israel

  2018 marked the year in which the CERD Committee received its first three inter-State communications under Art. 11 (1) CERD (an overview of the procedure is offered here). This was for good reason referred to as a historic development, given that this was the first time ever that such procedure has been used under…

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