Co-organized with the Commonwealth Secretariat, it will focus on the implementation of the latest recommendations issued by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The delegation travelling to Grenada to exchange with national actors will include representatives from the Geneva Human Rights Platform and the Commonwealth Secretariat, members of the CEDAW and CRC and relevant staff representing the Central America Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Multi-Country Office (MCO).
Given the number of concluding observations issued by the two Committees, the review will cluster the recommendations around a limited number of core themes. These will include the national machinery for the advancement of women, violence against women, juvenile justice, harmonization of legislation on child rights, corporal punishment and discrimination.
‘We look forward to this second pilot and broad participation from national actors, including governmental actors, representatives from the Office of the Ombudsman of Grenada, and civil society representatives’ explains Felix Kirchmeier, Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform.
The report of the first focused review pilot conducted in Sierra Leone shows the benefits that such a mechanism could bring to the work of UN treaty bodies and the implementation of their recommendations.
From 23 to 24 March 2022, the Geneva Human Rights Platform conducted in Grenada, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, its second pilot of a UN treaty bodies (TBs) focused review – designed to discuss how countries implement specific recommendations issued by UN TBs between sessions.
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This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform collaborates with a series of actors to reflect on the implementation of international human rights norms at the local level and propose solutions to improve uptake of recommendations and decisions taken by Geneva-based human rights bodies at the local level.
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The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.