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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, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"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).
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).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Norway signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) on 7 July 2011" (12). "Norway has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings, which ensures the systematic monitoring and periodic evaluation of how Norway implements the obligations of the Convention" (13).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Saudi Arabia has ratified or acceded to the following rights treaties under the Royal Decrees mentioned below…Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention on Combating Transnational Organized Crime (2000)...Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography" (14).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Mexico has still not ratified the Convocations 156 and 189 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) even though it received two separate exhortation to do so. In 2013 the 'Special Roundtable towards the Implementation of the 189th Convocation of the LIO regarding Domestic Labor in Mexico' was established, in which the APF participated, as well as authorities and specialists of other countries, for the understanding of the problem, an estimation of the costs of implementation and a road map towards the ratification of this instrument, developed by the STPS, with criteria of progress and graduality, so that the Conventions can be ratified" (page 29).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Ratification of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol), supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The consultation process for the ratification of the Protocol is underway" (17).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 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).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Delays have certainly occurred in lifting the reservations, adopting the Personal Status Code, and ratifying the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, but they should not detract from the significant progress made and consolidated" (pg 29). "the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and of the Personal Status Code will be an important step towards the establishment of genuine solidarity between the sexes with a view to fighting poverty" (pg 30).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"During 2009-2010 the representative of MLSPF and General Prosecutor's Office participated in the development of the draft Convention of the Council of Europe on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO). The adherence of the Republic of Moldova to CAHVIO will constitute a platform for adjusting the national legal and regulatory framework to the European standards" (Pg 15).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
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: … (e) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2013" (2).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Law 77/2013, authorizing Italy’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence ('Istanbul Convention')" (2).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"On the regional level, Palestine joined the Arab Women’s Organization of the League of Arab States on 18 March 2003. In 2013, Palestine acceded to the Basic Statute of the Women’s Development Organization of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation" (6).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention) was signed by Sweden in May 2011. Sweden deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on 1 July 2014" (page 12). "As mentioned in Sweden’s previous report, Sweden signed the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in May 2005. The Convention entered into force on 1 February 2008. When the protection in penal law against human trafficking was strengthened, the legislative amendments needed to ratify the Convention were also made. Sweden deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on 31 May 2010. The Convention entered ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
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 […] The UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education, in 2012" (2).
Jan. 10, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"That same year these murders were officially defined as femicides, during a meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism of the Belem do Pará Convention, the Inter-American instrument signed in 1994 to prevent and punish violence against women" (para 9).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The country is a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction"(19)
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The court ruled that the 'violence inflicted upon (them) should be considered as being grounded on sex and that it consequently amounted to a form of discrimination against women.' ECHR ordered Italy to pay 40,000 euros ($42,000) to the woman for damages, costs and expenses related to the case" (para 6-7). Italy is subject to the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (EJ-Coder Comment). "The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), which advises member states on basic legal rights such as freedom of expression and the right to equality, reported in 2014 that roughly one in five women across the bloc experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner" ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"In the past few decades, Pakistan has signed and ratified many significant UN conventions and covenants, only to fall far short when it comes to implementation or amending local laws to bring them in conformity with international standards" (para 5).