Global conferences allow for exchange among the members of the academic platform members from different regions, as well as to further discuss and deepen ideas and proposals developed during regional consultations or via the call for papers. Additionally, smaller specific thematic and legal meetings try to address particular areas of concern, concrete initial steps of harmonization undertaken by treaty bodies themselves, as well as the political context of the 2020 Review of the treaty body system.

Conference participants 2018

2018 Conference in Oslo

17 October 2018

This conference discussed the role that domestic human rights actors play towards the 2020 Review  and how to build a more effective treaty body system for all stakeholders.

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U.S. Presents Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, May 2017 2016

2016 Global Conference

8-9 December 2016

The 2016 Global Conference discussed the issues considered by the regional consultations held in 2016, the progress made and areas needing further research.

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53rd session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the Palais des nations, Geneva, October 2012 2015

2015 Global Conference

14-15 December 2015

The 2015 Global Conference discussed achievements and challenges of the treaty body system and academic input into the 2020 review.

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