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Rwanda and UN Charter-based Bodies

Rwanda and UN Treaty Bodies

Most recent concluding observations

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2020) CRC/C/RWA/CO/5-6

Concluding observations (2019) CRPD/C/RWA/CO/1

Committee against Torture
Concluding observations (2017) CAT/C/RWA/CO/2

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2017) CEDAW/C/RWA/CO/7-9

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (2016) CERD/C/RWA/CO/18-20

Human Rights Committee
Concluding observations (2016) CCPR/C/RWA/CO/4

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Concluding observations (2013) CRC/C/OPAC/RWA/CO/1

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography
Concluding observations (2013) CRC/C/OPSC/RWA/CO/1

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Concluding observations (2013) E/C.12/RWA/CO/2-4

Committee on Migrant Workers
Concluding observations (2012) CMW/C/RWA/CO/1

>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

Human Rights Advisers in Rwanda

In 2007, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) deployed the Human Rights Adviser (HRA) in Rwanda to focus on, inter alia, the provision of technical assistance to Rwanda to comply with its reporting and follow-up commitments to treaty bodies.

Rwanda is one of the countries in which the One UN Concept is being piloted. This is an initiative that provides for the United Nations (UN) bodies and agencies to work together in order to avoid fragmentation, increase impact, effectiveness and coherency. The One UN programme has provided technical and financial support to Parliament, relevant Government ministries, the justice sector, human rights institutions and civil society in an effort to support their efforts and build their capacity to protect and promote human rights through a range of activities.
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Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact in Geneva, Switzerland.

Africa Branch
Tel. +41 22 917 9220

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