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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
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).