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Issue 4, 2012

Please find below the table of contents for Issue 4, 2012, covering news and events from August to November. Chapters can be downloaded individually, and the full publication is available to here (pdf, 2 MB). 

International Developments

Human Rights CouncilWorrying signs of regression at 21st session (10 - 28 September, 2012) Le Conseil des Droits de l'Homme (FR)Traduction française de l'article sur la 21e session Human Rights Council Advisory CommitteeRevised traditional values study shows promise, but concerns remain Human Rights CommitteeArmeia, Iceland, Kenya, Lithuania, and the Maldives reviewed at 105th session Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenBahamas, Bulgaria, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Samoa under review (52nd session) Committee on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesArgentina, China and Hungary reviewed at Committee's 8th session Committee on the Rights of the ChildFocus on children in international migration situations; reviews of Austria, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Liberia,  and Namibia. 

Thematic Focus

Update on Treaty Body ReformDiscussion moves to the General Assembly Dernières nouvelles sur la reforme des organes de traités (FR)Traduction française 

Upcoming Events

Quick Reference GuideUpdate on NGO opportunities by country Opportunities for NGO engagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare, quick reference guide and useful links. Les opportunités pour l'engagement des ONG (FR)Traduction française Useful Links Calendar of Upcoming EventsNovember 2012 - March 2013 ISHR thanks Irish Aid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands for their support to this issue of the Human Rights Monitor Quarterly. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and cannot be regarded as reflecting the views of the project sponsors.

Issue 3, 2012

Image of HRMQ, issue 3, 2012Please find below the table of contents for Issue 3, 2012, covering news and events from May to July. Chapters can be downloaded individually, and the full publication is available to download here (pdf, 2 MB). 

International Developments

Human Rights CouncilRenewed challenges to independent voices amidst progress on country and thematic issues (20th session: 18 June - 6 July 2012) Le Conseil des Droits de l’Homme (traduction française) Universal Periodic ReviewTesting the new procedural rules of the second cycle. Reviews of Bahrain, Ecuador, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Finland, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, the Philippines, Algeria, Poland, the Netherlands, and South Africa. Committee Against TortureA call for dialogue: challenges to fostering engagment at the 48th session. Reviews of Albania, Armenia, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Greece, and Rwanda. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsCommittee aims to improve interaction with civil society. Reviews of Slovakia, Peru, New Zealand, Spain, and Ethiopia. Committee on the Rights of the ChildDespite similar challenges, States require tailored responses. Reviews of Australia, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Vietnam, and Nepal. Committee on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesCommittee reviews Peru at its 7th session. 

Thematic Focus

Women Human Rights DefendersFirst ever Human Rights Council panel on women defenders explores protection needs. 

Regional Developments

African Commission on Human and Peoples' RightsDevelopments at the 51st session. La Commission Africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples (traduction française) 

Upcoming Events

Opportunities for NGO engagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare, quick reference guide and useful links. Les opportunités pour l'engagement des ONG (traduction française) Useful links Calendar of upcoming eventsAugust - November 2012 ISHR thanks Irish Aid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands for their support to this issue of the Human Rights Monitor Quarterly. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and cannot be regarded as reflecting the views of the project sponsors.

 

Issue 2, 2012

Image of front cover of issue 2, 2012Please find below the table of contents for Issue 2, 2012, covering news and events from January to April. Chapters can be downloaded individually, and the full publication is available to download here (pdf, 2 MB). 

International Developments

Human Rights CouncilRenewed energy at the Council's 19th session 19ème séance du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme (FR) Human Rights Council Advisory CommitteeControversial first draft of study on traditional values and human rights Committee on the Rights of the ChildReviews of Azerbaijan, Cook Islands, Democratic Reupblic of Congo, Madagascar, Myanmar, Thailand, Togo and Tuvalu. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenChallenges and progress in Algeria, Brazil, Congo, Grenada, Jordan, Norway, and Zimbabwe. Human Rights Committee104th session examines Dominican Republic, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Guatemala, and Cape Verde. Committee on Enforced DisappearancesInstitutional groundwork clears the way for substance. 

Thematic Focus

Universal Periodic ReviewExamining the opportunities following the first cycle. Premier cycle de l’Examen Périodique Universel (FR) 

Regional Developments

Human Rights Defenders in the AmericasInter-American Commission on Human Rights launches second report on human rights defenders. 

Upcoming Events

Opportunities for NGO EngagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare, quick reference guide and useful links. Les événements à venir (FR) Calendar of Events ISHR thanks Irish Aid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands for their support to this issue of the Human Rights Monitor Quarterly. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and cannot be regarded as reflecting the views of the project sponsors.

 

Issue 1, 2012

Image of HRMQ issue 1, 2012Please find below the table of contents for Issue 1, 2012, covering news and events from October to December. Chapters can be downloaded individually, and the full publication is available to download here (pdf, 2 MB).

International Developments

General Assembly 66th sessionDevelopments at the Third Committee. 66ème session de l'Assemblée GénéraleDéveloppements lors de la Troisième Commission Universal Periodic ReviewLatest session demonstrates good and bad practices of State and NGO participation. Reviews of Tajikistan, Tanzania, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Ireland, Togo, Syria, Venezuela, Iceland, Zimbabwe, Lithuania, Uganda, Timor Leste, the Republic of Moldova, and Haiti. Committee on the Rights of the ChildCommittee demonstrates  an interest in understanding challenges in Italy, Republic of Korea, Panama, Syria, Iceland, the Seychelles, and Sweden. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenNGOs play a crucial role in reviews of Oman, Paraguay, Montenegro, Mauritius, Lesotho, Chad, Kuwait, and Cote d'Ivoire. Human Rights Committee103rd session examines Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait, Norway, and Malawi. Committee against TortureA focus on prevention in the reviews of Belarus, Bulgaria, Djibouti, Germany, Madagascar, Morocco, Paraguay, and Sri Lanka. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsNGOs heard in reviews of Argentina, Cameroon, Estonia, Israel and Turkmenistan. Committee on Enforced DisappearancesInaugural session attracts significant NGO interest 

Thematic Focus

The Issue of ReprisalsExploring the need for the United Nations Human Rights Council to strengthen its response. Le problème des représaillesExplorer la nécessité du Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies de renforcer ses réactions 

Regional Developments

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' RightsMarking the 30th anniversary of the African Charter. Commission Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des PeuplesL’heure de célébrer le 30ème anniversaire de la Charte africaine 

Upcoming Events

Quick Reference GuideNGO engagement opportunities by country. Opportunities for NGO EngagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare. Opportunités pour la participation et le plaidoyer des ONG Useful Links Calendar of Events ISHR thanks the co-funders, the European Union, Irish Aid, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, for their support to this issue of the Human Rights Monitor Quarterly. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and cannot be regarded as reflecting the views of the project sponsors.

 

Issue 4, 2011

Image of HRMQ issue 4, 2012Please find below the table of contents for Issue 4, 2011, covering news and events from July to October. Chapters can be downloaded individually, and the full publication is available to download here (pdf, 1.1 MB).

International Developments

Human Rights CouncilDevelopments at the 18th Session of the Human Rights Council. 18ème session du Conseil des droits de l’hommeDeveloppements au 18ème session du Conseil Human Rights Council Advisory CommitteeA focus on traditional values and the universality of human rights. Comité consultatif des droits de l’hommeDiscussion sur le rôle des valeurs traditionnelles Human Rights CommitteeEthiopia, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan under review. Committee on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesSpain attracts criticism for restricting individuals' legal capacity. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenReviews of Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Italy, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Zambia.

Thematic Focus

The UN Treaty Body SystemProtecting the integrity of the treaty body system: Pakistan's recent treaty action.

Regional Developments

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions16th Annual Meeting

Upcoming Events

Quick ReferenceNGO engagement opportunities by country. Opportunities for NGO EngagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare. Opportunités pour les ONGNovembre 2011 à mars 2012 Useful Links Calendar of Events

 
 

Issue 3, 2011

hrmq-july-cover_thumb_smallPlease find below the table of contents for Issue 3, 2011, covering news and events from May to July. Chapters can be downloaded individually, and the full publication is available to download here (pdf, 1.3 MB).

International Developments

Human Rights CouncilDevelopments at the 17th Session of the Human Rights Council. Conseil des Droits de L'Homme (français)L'élan positif est maintenu mais les faiblesses demeurent. Human Rights Council ReviewAn update on the General Assembly status review of the Human Rights Council. Universal Periodic Review11th session of the UPR - majority of recommendations remain pending. General Assembly Informal Thematic Debate on International Migration and Development. Committee on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesPolitical changes in Tunisia an opportunity for disability rights, says Committee. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsDiscrimination and gender inequality challenge Moldova, Germany, Russia, Turkey, and Yemen.  Committee against TortureReviews of Finland, Ghana, Ireland, Kuwait, Mauitius, Monaco, Slovenia, and Turkmenistan. Committee on the Rights of the ChildKeeping children's rights on the government agenda in times of crisis.

Regional Developments

Middle East and North AfricaThe response of human rights mechanisms to civil society demands for change. Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (français)La réponse des mécanismes de droits de l'homme lorsque la société civile exige des changements.

Thematic Focus

The Treaty Body Complaint SystemA survey of recent decisions by treaty bodies on individual complaints.

Upcoming Events

Opportunities for NGO engagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare. Opportunités pour la participation et le plaidoyer des ONG (français)Août à décembre 2011 

 

Issue 2, 2011

hrmq_issue 2_2011_tilePlease find below the table of contents for Issue 2, 2011 - chapters can be downloaded individually. The full edition is available to download here (pdf, 1 MB).

International Developments

Human Rights CouncilDevelopments at the 16th Session of the Human Rights Council Le Conseil des droits de l'homme (FR)Human Rights Council article in French Human Rights Council Review
An examination of the five-review of the Human Rights Council. Note: You can find further updates on the review as it is unfolding in New York, hereLa Révision du Conseil des droits de l'homme (FR)Human Rights Council Review article in French Universal Periodic ReviewAn overall positive outcome at the 10th Session of the UPR Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against WomenNew Chair elected; country reviews of Bangladesh, Belarus, Israel, Kenya, Liechtenstein, South Africa, and Sri Lanka
Committee on the Rights of the ChildFocus on ways of improving implementation and follow-up; reviews of Afghanistan, Belarus, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and Singapore Human Rights CommitteeFocus on issues of judicial reform, the rights of women and minorities, and prison conditions and treatment in police custody; reviews of Mongolia, Slovakia, Serbia and Togo

Thematic Focus

Treaty Body ReformAn interview with treaty body experts from the Quaker United Nations Office and Amnesty International.

Upcoming Events

Opportunities for NGO engagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare 

 
 

Issue 1, 2011

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Please find below the table of contents for the January 2011 edition - chapters can be downloaded individually. The full edition is available to download here (pdf, 1.29 MB).

International Developments

General Assembly 65th SessionDevelopments at the Third Committee La 65ème Session de l'Assemblée Générale (FR)French version of the General Assembly article Universal Periodic ReviewVarying degrees of participation in reviews of 16 States
Committee on the Rights of the ChildFocus on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography; and on Inolvement of Children in Armed Conflict Committee on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesTentative steps as the Committee prepares review of first State report Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against WomenSpecial protection needed for disabled, lesbian, migrant, and older women: Burkina Faso, Czech Republic, Malta, Uganda, and Tunisia Human Rights CommitteeReviews of Belgium, El Salvador, Hungary, Jordan, and Poland Committee Against Torture
Reviews of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Mongolia, and Turkey Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsReports of Dominican Republic, the Neverlands, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland reviewed

Thematic Focus

Millennium Development Goals SummitA human rights-based assessment

Regional Developments

African Commission on Human and People's RightsDiscrimination an issue at 48th Ordinary Session La Commission Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples (FR)French version of the African Commission article

Upcoming events

Opportunities for NGO engagementMeetings to look out for and how to prepare 

 
 

Issue 3, 2010

hrmq3-coverPlease find below the table of contents for the October 2010 edition - chapters can be downloaded individually. The full edition is available to download here (pdf, 2.1 MB).

International Developments

Security CouncilFocus on referenda in Sudan, UNMIN withdrawal from Nepal, and sexual violence in the DRC Human Rights Council 15th sessionNew special procedure on freedom of association and women's equality
Human Right's Council Advisory CommitteeFour recommendations adopted. Mandate of the Committee in question Committee on the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationDiscrimination against Roma in Europe a major concern in Bosnia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Romania, Slovenia, and Uzbekistan Human Rights CommitteeFocus on Cameroon, Colombia, Estonia, and Israel Committee on the Rights of the Child
Towards a new communications procedure, and upcoming election of members Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against WomenPreventing violence against women challenges all States: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Russia, and Turkey 

Thematic Focus

The Treaty Body Complaint SystemExpanding protection against refoulement. A survey of recent views by treaty bodies on individual complaints 

Regional Developments

Regional Human Rights Mechanism for the Pacific?Lessons learnt from developments in other regions 

Upcoming events

Opportunities for engagement and calendar for upcoming quarter 

 
 

Issue 2, 2010

Human Rights Monitor Quarterly April 2010 cover pagePlease find below the table of contents for the July 2010 edition - chapters can be downloaded individually. The full edition is available as low resolution (slow connections, 1.5 MB) or high resolution (fast connections, 34 MB). 

Thematic Focus

Human Rights Council review 

International Developments

Peacebuilding Commission
Human Rights Council
Universal Periodic Review
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Committee Against Torture
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Committee on the Rights of the Child
Inter-Comittee Meeting

Regional Developments

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights 

Upcoming events

Opportunities for engagement and calendar for upcoming quarter 

 

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