Implementation of United Nations human rights treaty body recommendations

26.10.2016

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The Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, Finland, and Switzerland to the United Nations, together with Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), cordially invite you to an event held on the margins of the General Assembly’s 71st session:

Implementation of United Nations human rights treaty body recommendations

26 October 2016, 3pm

Conference Room 6, United Nations HQ in New York

How can implementation of human rights treaty bodies’ recommendations be strengthened? What progress has there been in the area of follow-up and implementation since the High Commissioner’s 2012 report on strengthening the United Nations human rights treaty body system and Resolution 68/268? What are the national mechanisms for reporting and follow-up (NMRF) and which models have been the most effective in different States? 

The discussion will focus on tools to encourage engagement and compliance with human rights treaty body recommendations in order to improve the promotion and protection of human rights for all, including the treaty body follow-up procedures, national mechanisms for reporting and follow-up, and the role of civil society. 

Introductory remarks

  • Madeleine Sinclair, International Service for Human Rights
  • Jürg Lauber, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations, on behalf of the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, Finland, and Switzerland

Moderator

  • Jane Connors, Amnesty International

Panelists

  • Felice Gaer,* Committee Against Torture
  • Jamil Dakwar, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Bruce Porter, Social Rights Advocacy Centre (Canada) and Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Elisabeth da Costa, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ana Soledad Sandoval Espínola, Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations 

* Speaking in her personal capacity

 

We hope you can join in this important discussion!

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For more information, please contact m.sinclair@ishr.ch

Photo: Flickr, Patrick Müller