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Niger


Niger 

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Niger and UN Charter-based Bodies

Niger and UN Treaty Bodies

Most recent concluding observations

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2009) CRC/C/NER/CO/2

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2007) CEDAW/C/NER/CO/2

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (1999) CERD/C/304/Add.62

Human Rights Committee
Concluding observations (1993) CCPR/C/79/Add.17


>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

Human Rights Advisers in Niger 2010-2011

In 2008, a Human Rights Advisor (HRA) was deployed to the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Niger as part of the ‘Action 2’ programme with the aim of strengthening the human rights capacity of the UNCT. The HRA has responsibility for advising on strategies to reinforce national human rights capacity, providing education and training on human rights issues, providing technical assistance to the government in meeting its international human rights obligations and integrating human rights into the work of the UNCT and the Resident Coordinator.

Historically, Niger has endured ethnically motivated violence, usually arising from disputes between the Tuareg and Toubou rebels. The last coup d’etat took place in February 2010 and resulted in the ousting of President Tandja and dissolution of his government. The coup was staged in response to a unilateral change made to the country’s constitution.
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