Submission Ahead of the Third Biennial Report of the Secretary-General

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A report on the measures to strengthen the UN treaty body system, was today submitted by GI-ESCR, together with our NGO colleagues, Amnesty International, the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR Centre), Child Rights Connect, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), the International Service for Human Rights and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).

The report seeks to inform the Secretary-General’s third report to the General Assembly, on the status of the human rights treaty body system and the progress achieved by the human rights treaty bodies in realizing greater efficiency and effectiveness in their work.  It is the Secretary-General’s last report before the 2020 review of “the effectiveness of the measures taken in order to ensure their sustainability, and, if appropriate, to decide on further action to strengthen and enhance the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system” (the 2020 review).

This NGO submission, focuses on: the objectives and principles for the 2020 review; visibility and accessibility; membership; working methods and inter-committee coordination; and the growth of the treaty body system and adequate funding.

Read the full submission here.