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17-18 October 2018

Expert Seminar on Domestic Stakeholders and the Treaty Body Review 2020

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This seminar, co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo, will address the role which domestic human rights actors play within the United Nations (UN) human rights treaty body (TB) system.

Building on the various national stakeholders’ experiences in interacting with the system, the conference focused on the changes potentially brought about by the 2020 review of the system.

Ministerial representatives, independent state institutions (National Human Rights Institutions and Ombudspersons) and civil society organizations will share their experiences and discuss how to build a more effective United Nations UN human rights TB system for all stakeholders.

The first panel will address ways in which independent state institutions can improve interaction with the preparation, monitoring and follow-up of TB recommendations. Special attention will be given to viable options for strengthening and/or streamlining synergies between existing TB procedures, coordinating institutional structures within the State apparatus and amongst independent State institutions.

The second panel will focus on the ways in which civil society organizations can improve interaction with the preparation, monitoring and follow-up of TB recommendations. Special attention will be given to viable options for strengthening and/or streamlining synergies between existing TB procedures and civil society organizations.

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