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July 21, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"According to the Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 'Children must not be separated from their parents unless it is in the best interests of the child (for exa­mple, in cases of abuse or neglect). A child must be given the chance to express their views when decisions about parental res­ponsibilities are being made. Every child has the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might harm them.' India ratified the Convention in 1992" (para 106).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
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 signed the following international instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2010; (b) International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, in 2013" (2). "The Committee is further concerned by the absence of a national action plan on women and peace and security, as well as the lack of participation by women in peace talks" (12).
July 19, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Niger
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) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2015; (b) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in 2014; (c) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2014; (d) 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, in 2014; (e) African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, in 2012; (f) Optional Protocol...more
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, in 2008, the State party has ratified or signed the following international instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in 2012; b) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2011; (c) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2010" (2).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Neary Rattanak IV includes a core program for institutional strengthening and capacity development towards gender equality through gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment in the context of economic growth, social protection and services and cross cutting areas. These thematic areas are within the 12 critical areas in the Beijing Platform for Action" (34).
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
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) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2016; (b)Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2008" (2).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
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) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2014; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2013; (c) Additional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2012; (d) Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography,...more
June 20, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, ATC-DATA-5

"According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, FGM/C was not widely practiced in the country. The government ratified the Maputo Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (2003), which prohibits 'all forms of female genital mutilation, scarification, medicalization and para-medicalization of female genital mutilation and all other practices in order to eradicate them'" (Pg 31).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
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 instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2009; (b) Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in 2012" (2).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Austria already reported on this specific recommendation in the March 2015 follow-up report. Austria ratified the Istanbul Convention on 14 November 2013 which entered into force on 1 August 2014" (15).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the State party’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports, in 2010, the State party has acceded to the following international instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2013; (b) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2012" (2).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
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) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2008; (b) The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2014; (c) The Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, in 2013; (d) The Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
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 instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2013; (b) United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2013; (c) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2014" (2). "The Committee notes the steps taken by the State party towards ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence...more
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
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) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2016; (b) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, in 2015; (c) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2010" (2).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"NGOs reported that the government made minimal progress in implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security despite an implementation plan launched in 2016" (41).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"It also welcomes the announcement made during the dialogue with the Committee that in 2017 the State party will ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence" (8).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"In addition to United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the State party has enshrined in its Constitution the following: a) nited Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD); b) International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR); c) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); d) International Convention against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or degrading treatment or Punishment (CAT); e) UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); f) Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of “Belem do Para”). Further, the State party also signed and...more
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
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) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, both in 2014; (b) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2011; (c) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2009; d) Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183), of the International Labour Organization, in 2014; (e) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization, in 2014" (2-3). "The...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Côte d’Ivoire has ratified several conventions and participated in subregional and African meetings to enhance the coordination of activities to address the needs of men and women in Africa. These efforts include: (i) ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) in March 2012" (12). "Côte d’Ivoire has issued several reports relating to the treaties that it has ratified. These include: (i) the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in October 2011; (ii) the Beijing Platform for Action and the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform...more
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Cyprus signed the Istanbul Convention on 16 June 2015, following a Council of Ministers decision dated 2 April 2015. This was the outcome of a thorough study prepared by the Technical Committee on Gender Equality, assisting the Ministerial Committee in its work, which examined the obligations of the State under the Convention, as well as the cost for their implementation" (15).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The 2015 agreement with Japan on World War II “comfort women” (women trafficked for sexual purposes) remained controversial with some domestic and foreign civil society and survivor groups. In July, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung- wha instructed a civilian task force to review the 2015 comfort women agreement between South Korea and Japan. The independent task force’s nonbinding report, released December 27, raised concerns about the contents of the 2015 agreement and the process by which it was negotiated, particularly the lack of “adequate efforts” to include the views of the comfort women victims" (19).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
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) Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) of the Council of Europe and legislative proposals to implement and comply with its provisions, in 2017; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2013" (2).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Colombia is a party to Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT), a joint initiative of the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime that is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)" (20).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"In addition to the Convention, Kazakhstan has also adhered to a number of other international obligations, including the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" (2). "In relation to paragraph 19(f) of the Committee’s concluding observations, work is being carried out on the question of ratification by Kazakhstan of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence" (6).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"With a view to strengthening the legislative framework for human rights, Qatar has acceded to and ratified a number of international and regional human rights treaties and conventions, as follows: 1) The Arab Convention on the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, in 2015; 2) The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, in 2014; 3) The Arab Convention on Combating Money-Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, in 2012; 4) The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, in 2009" (11). ". It seeks to follow up on the recommendations issued by meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the United...more
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"With regard to the ratification of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention), the Democratic Republic of the Congo has already ratified the Convention under Act No. 14/025 of 8 July 2014 and intends to deposit the instrument of ratification in the near future" (22). "The Democratic Republic of the Congo is harmonizing its programmes with the Beijing Declaration, as recommended by the Committee in paragraph 42 of its concluding observations. It is also drafting the sectoral plan under the national action plan, in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action served as...more
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with satisfaction that, since the consideration of the State party’s fourth periodic report, it has ratified the following international instruments: (a) The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (September 2007); (b) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (December 2007); (c) The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (March 2008)" (1).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Mexico has been party to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (hereafter the Convention) since 1986. In 2002 it recognized the competence of the Committee against Torture to receive individual communications and in 2005 ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention, which establishes machinery for visits to detention centres, namely the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture" (3).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Coalition Government signed the Istanbul Convention on 8 June 2012 signalling its strong commitment to tackling VAWG and this Government remains committed to ratifying the Convention. The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017 which requires the Government to lay annual reports in Parliament on the measures being taken to enable the UK to ratify the Convention" (38).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
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 instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure, in 2014; (b) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in 2014; (c) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2012; (d) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in 2014" (2).