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It is helpful / necessary to see what guides the committee uses to interpret the provisions and decide cases if there is not absolute certainly of a breach. The preamble to the treaty is useful in ascertaining the purpose of the law, and therefore as a guide as to how it might be interpreted. Otherwise, case law and the work of committees are useful as well, but in this case although the Charter does provide for the election of a seven-person Committee of Experts on Human Rights to consider States' reports, no such committee has yet been formed.