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Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"...the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women, Costa Rica, which was Pro Tempore President of the Inter-American Commission of Women (IACW)…" (13). This convention was entered into post-CEDAW accession and remains in force today (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
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"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideratio n of the previous reports, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following instruments: … (d) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2012" (2).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

“The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international and regional treaties: . . . The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2010” (2)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has signed, ratified or acceded to the following international instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in 2009; (b) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2009; (c) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2008" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the State party’s efforts since 2006 to improve the situation of women have largely been impeded by the instability caused by the occupation of northern and central Mali by radical...more
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
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"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s fifth and sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/ICE/5 and CEDAW/C/ICE/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (a) Public Financing Act (No. 123/2015), incorporating gender-responsive budgeting;(b) Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men (No. 10/2008) and its amendments (Acts Nos. 62/2014 and 79/2015), including a new definition of direct and indirect discrimination; (c) National Plan against Trafficking in Persons (2013-2016), in 2013; (d) Equal Pay Standard, in 2012; (e) Plan of Action on Gender Equality regarding Wages, in 2012; (f) Exclusion Orders and Ejections Act (No. 85/2011); (g) Act...more
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the accession of the State party to the following international instruments since the consideration of its previous periodic report: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2011; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2012" (page 2). "The Committee also notes with concern that the State party has not ratified the Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111), and the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization" (page 12). "The Committee notes that the adherence of...more
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The delegation also included . . . the representative of the Philippines to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children" (page 1). "The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization (ILO)" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore...more
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Upon renewing its independence in 2006 and acquiring the membership in the United Nations Montenegro agreed to continue with application of all the UN conventions which had been ratified by the countries which Montenegro was the part of, including the Convention on the Status of Persons without Citizenship from 1954" (page 35). "Particular provisions of ICRMW are not aligned with positive legal regulations which regulate the statutory issues of the residence of foreigners in Montenegro. Ratifying this convention would result in the necessity to change existing regulations, in a way that does not guarantee alignment of national legislation with EU acquis. The Law on Employment and Work of Foreigners, when...more
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2011" (2).
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

“Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence [was acceded to] in 2013” (2)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following instruments: (a) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization, in 2012; (b) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2009; (c) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2009, and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2011" (page 2-3).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"As regards compliance with the principle of 'equal pay for work of equal value', that is a general principle that is enshrined in national legislation. Uruguay has ratified ILO Convention 100, by virtue of Act No. 16063 of 1989" (page 24). "ILO Convention No. 102 on minimum standards of social security was approved by Act No. 18609 (2009)" (page 26). "As regards international standards, Uruguay in June 2012 ratified ILO Convention No. 189 on domestic work—the first country to do so" (page 27).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in 2009, the State party ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto" (page 2). "The Committee urges the State party to . . . accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness" (page 9). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the State party to consider ratifying the Convention against...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"New Zealand will consider acceding to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in accordance with its domestic processes, prior to New Zealand’s Third Universal Periodic Review. New Zealand is not considering ratifying the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. New Zealand has various laws to protect all workers in New Zealand, including migrant workers" (page 52).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international and regional instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2011: (b) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2012" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages...more
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with concern that, notwithstanding the commitment undertaken during its universal periodic review, the State party has not yet established an independent national human rights institution" (pg 4).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Australia engages on gender equality issues through a range of international forums, including the United Nations, the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Commonwealth of Nations. Australia also upholds women’s rights through a range of international frameworks, including CEDAW and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and regularly reports against these" (Pg 18). "Australia participates in Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forums on gender equality such as the Women Economic Forum. This builds on domestic work and helps support trade opportunities for women in Australia and the region. The forum also promotes cooperation between the public and private sectors. The Australian delegation includes self-funded private sector representatives" (Pg 19). "Australia joined...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Some of the measures taken by the authorities in order to improve the educational situation of girls are the following: 1) Passage of the Act authorizing the country’s accession to the Convention against Discrimination in Education adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)" (22). "Burkina Faso is party to most of the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) related to the promotion and protection of the rights of women" (26).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

The Table on page 4 has a list of all the treaties and conventions that Kuwait has acceded to, including Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (4).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in December 2008, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" (pg 2).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to, among others, the following international and regional instruments: (a) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in 2015; (b) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2014; (c) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2013; (d) Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183), of ILO, in 2012; (e) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2009" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in 2009, in the period since the consideration of its previous report, the State party acceded to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, and against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air" (2).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in May 2015 and June 2015, respectively" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the State party to consider ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, as well as the...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Since 2008, the Government has continued to take steps designed to implement policies that provide for de jure equality and seek to eliminate discrimination against women. In 2010, it established the Ombudsperson’s Office, the Department of Gender Equality in charge of monitoring implementation of gender equality policies and laws, the National Action Plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325, the National Women’s Forum (installed in March) 2010 , and the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH)" (10). "Nationwide consultation to support the process of applying to Burundi the ICGLR Protocol on the Prevention and Repression of Sexual Violence against Women and Children" (34).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s accession to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto in 2007" (page 2). "The Committee is concerned about the high rates of unemployment among women in the State party. It also notes with concern the continued occupational segregation between women and men in the labour market and the low representation of women in managerial positions in the private sector. The Committee is also concerned that, notwithstanding the concentration of women in domestic work in private households, it has not ratified the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization. It is further concerned at...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous reports, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2015; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2010" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the...more
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Turkey was the first signatory to the Istanbul Convention to combat violence against women" (para 10).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following international treaties since the consideration of its previous report: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2010;(b) Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2008; (c) Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, in 1999" (page 2).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"It takes note that the instruments of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human Rights and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) were deposited in 2012" (4).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the State party to consider ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, to which it is not yet a party" (page 12).