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Joint Civil Society Submission on UN Secretary General’s Report on the Status of the Human Rights Treaty Body System

January 2022

This joint statement prepared by TB-Net (NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies), Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights outlines the organisations’ views on the status of the UN human rights treaty body system for the UN Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly. PDF | Word

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TB-Net Statement at the 33rd Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

June 2021

This joint statement on behalf of the seven organisations which form TB-Net was delivered at the 33rd Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies held on 7-11 June 2021. PDF | Word

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Joint Civil Society Letter on 2021 UN Treaty Body Reviews in the COVID-19 Context

October 2020

Signed by over 500 NGOs from around the world, this letter calls attention to the pandemic’s disruption of the work of the Treaty Bodies, urges them and their Secretariats to schedule State reviews no later than 2021, and OHCHR to prioritise resources and tools for this. Click here to download the letter in Microsoft Word […]

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Joint Letter on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

Two-page joint letter in PDF format from NGOs to chairpersons of UN human rights treaty bodies, including TB-Net of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member. The letter calls for continued monitoring of states’ compliance with their treaty body obligations during the crisis, and safe and effective civil society involvement as treaty bodies explore switching […]

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TB-Net Statement on the Covid-19 Pandemic and UN Treaty Bodies

April 2020

This two-page statement from TB-Net, of which IWRAW Asia Pacific is a member, calls for the United Nations treaty bodies to resume their important work as soon as possible, and ensure the continued meaningful engagement of civil society representatives with the treaty bodies.  

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Towards a Strengthened UN Treaty Body System: Civil Society Proposals

November 2019

In April 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution 68/268 aimed at strengthening the functioning of the human rights treaty bodies and deciding to evaluate the implementation of the resolution in 2020. Alongside this process, several initiatives have been taken by different actors, proposing reforms to the treaty bodies’ procedures for […]

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Summary Report: TB-NET Event on Treaty Body Elections, 15 November 2018

December 2018

Five-page PDF on meeting organised by TB-Net and Amnesty International, and conducted as a roundtable to discuss the current nominations and elections processes for treaty body membership, and proposals for improvements.  

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