Monitoring the Reform of Human Rights Treaty Bodies

 
This is a compilation of UN documents and notes related to the Treaty Bodies' Reform process. Most of the links direct to the UN website.

 

 

Treaty Bodies

 

Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

The Committee against Torture (CAT)

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

The Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

The Committee on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

The Committee on Enforced Disappearance (CED)

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT)

 

The Treaty Body Strengthening Process:

-          Formal meetings (Annual inter-committee meetings of human rights treaty bodies, and meetings of chair persons)

-          Informal meetings and consultations

Dublin Statement on the Strengthening of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body System

Marrakesh Statement

Poznan Statement 

Seoul Statement on Strengthening the UN Human Rights Treaty Body System

Report of the Informal Technical Consultation with States parties in Sion

Pretoria Statement (2011)

Report of the Seminar on Implementation of Concluding Observations in Bristol

Report of the Lucerne Academic Consultation

Report of the Expert Meeting on Petitions

Dublin II Outcome Document

Report of the Maastricht Seminar on the UPR and treaty bodies

Report of the consultation with UN entities and specialized agencies

Response by non-governmental organizations to the Dublin Statement

NGO statement on strengthening the treaty body individual communications procedures

 

-          Stakeholders’ written submissions to the High Commissioner's call

Response by non-governmental organizations to the Dublin Statement

NGO statement on strengthening the treaty body individual communications procedures

-          Stakeholders' individual written submissions in the context of the treaty body strengthening process

Submissions by States parties

Submissions by treaty bodies

Submissions by treaty body members

Submissions by academics

Submissions by non-governmental organizations


Non-exhaustive list of emerging proposals identified so far in the context of the treaty body strengthening process

 

Previous Proposals for the reform of Treaty Bodies

 

Statements by the High Commissioner for Human Rights:

66th session of the General Assembly: Statement on the treaty body strengthening process, 24 October 2011.

Launch of the Poznan Statement, 7 March 2011.

16th session of the Human Rights Council: Introduction of Annual Report, 3 March 2011.

12th session of the Human Rights Council: Introduction of Annual Report, 14 September 2009.

 

Recent events:

New York, United States of America Consultation for States parties on treaty body strengthening, 2 and 3 April 2012.

Geneva, Switzerland: “Consultation for States parties on treaty body strengthening, 7 and 8 February 2012”

Sion, Switzerland: State technical consultation 12 and 13 May 2011

Video message by the Secretary General