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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).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Ethiopia has also ratified many of the international and continental agreements that promote and protect women’s rights, including the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa. In addition, Ethiopia has established specific legal measures and actions to address violence, including the Revised Family Law in 2000 and the Revised Criminal Code in 2005 (UN Women 2016)" (289).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the dact that, in 2008, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party acceded to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime" (2). "The Committee calls upon the State party to use the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in its efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention. The Committee calls for the realization of substantive gender equality, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention, throughout the process of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (17). "The Committee notes that the adherence...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The promotion and protection of women’s rights is a priority of the Lao Government, which is reflected in the commitment of the Government to CEDAW, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and other international conventions" (Pg 8). "The Lao PDR has ratified ILO Conventions number 4, 6, 13, 29, 100, 111, 138, 182, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially the Women and Children, which supplements to the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime also ratified by the Lao PDR. In general, the provisions in human rights treaties have been integrated into the Lao PDR’s domestic laws and regulations. In addition, the Lao PDR has signed the...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
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 the following international instruments: . . . (b) United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2007" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments1 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...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
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 ratify the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Optional Protocol thereto, the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, to which it is not...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The country is a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" (page 31).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The country is not a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" (page 19).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which Palestine also acceded to in April 2014 without reservations, outlines states’ obligations to register children immediately after birth and elaborates the right from birth to a name" (para 55).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Sudanese government is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and is thus obliged to align its law with the international standards under the ICCPR. Article 6 of the ICCPR stipulates that the “sentence of death may be imposed only for the most serious crimes”. We consider that enforcement of Sudanese law not only breaches the ICCPR but also unfairly targets women as most of those charged of adultery had been women" (para 9).
Sept. 26, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"JFI recommends that the Islamic Republic: Sign the Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age For Marriage and Registration of Marriage with no reservation " (para 8). "Sign the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and take effective measures to eliminate marriage with girls below the age of 18, parents or guardians with their adopted children, and provide reparation for victims of girl marriages" (para 11).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The National Committee to Monitor Implementation of the Convention prepared a report and collected data and information in cooperation with the Women’s Affairs Department in the Ministry of Social Development, specialized ministerial departments and relevant civil society associations. It did so taking into account: the guidelines concerning the form and content of the reports that must be submitted by State parties to international human rights instruments (HRI/GEN/Rev.6); the concluding observations and general recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women; the implementation of Oman’s commitments under the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; and the Millennium Development Goals, specifically the third goal regarding gender equality (see annex...more
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
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).
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
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"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