OHCHR Training Package on Reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies

The Training Guide is part of a comprehensive training package on human rights treaty reporting with an emphasis on procedural aspects of reporting, which is developed by the Treaty Body Capacity Building Programme pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/268.

A corresponding online training on treaty reporting can be taken.

The Training Guide is divided in two parts, which complement each other:

Part I – The Manual – provides concise information about the United Nations human rights system and detailed information on the Treaty Bodies reporting process, including procedures and requirements. It also includes chapters on preparation of reports at national level and on National Mechanisms on Reporting and Follow-up- NMRFs (as per the already published OHCHR Practical Guide and Study on such mechanisms). A specific section as well as a checklist in Annex 2 are dedicated to the role of other stakeholders, the UN system, NHRI and CSOs in the reporting process.

Part II – The Facilitator’s Guide – aims to assist facilitators in preparing and delivering a training course on treaty reporting. It includes facilitators’ notes, session plans, computer slide presentation, videos, quizzes and so forth.

All material is protected by copyright (© 2017 United Nations).

Training Guide Part One – The Manual E
Training Guide Part Two – The Facilitator’s Guide E       


1. The United Nations Human Rights System

Session 1:
Overview of the international Human Rights System

Computer slide presentation
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Handout
Quiz
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Video
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Session 1.2:
Ratification of human rights treaties

Computer slide presentation
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Handout
Brainwriting
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Session 1.3:
Functions of the Treaty Bodies

Computer slide presentation
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Computer slide for exercise
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Session 1.4:
The key provisions/general obligations of an international human rights treaty

Training Guide and Training Package on CRPD
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Training Guide on OPCAT
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Compilation of key conventions
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2. National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up (NMRF)

Session 2.1:
Overview of the governmental structures for engagement with the human rights mechanisms: NMRF

Computer slide presentation
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National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up (the Guide)
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National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up (the Study)
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Session 2.2:
Key capacities of a NMRF and OHCHR support to strengthen them

Computer slide presentation
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Handout
Knowledge cafes
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3. The Benefits of Treaty Body Reporting

Session 3:
Benefits of reporting

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Handout
Brainwriting
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4. The Reporting Procedure

Session 4.1:
The report of the State party

Computer slide presentation
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Session 4.2:
The reporting cycle

Computer slide presentation
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Handout
Puzzle (all Treaties)
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Handout
Puzzle (CERD)
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Handout
Puzzle
(UPR)
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Session 4.2.1:
Good practices in State party reporting

Computer slide
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Session 4.2.2:
How to prepare a State party report?

Computer slide presentation
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Session 4.2.3:
How to prepare for the constructive dialogue?

Computer slide presentation
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Handout
Instructions for participants – Committee members (1)
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Handout
Instructions for participants – Delegation (2)
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Handout
Nameplates for the dialogue
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Session 4.2.4:
How to follow-up and implement recommendations
(an integrated approach)?

Computer slide presentation
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Handout
Thematic set (A) of recommendations
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Handout
Thematic set (B) of recommendations
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Handout
Cards set A
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Handout
Cards Set B
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Handout
Sample implementation plans
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5. Engagement of the United Nations System in the Reporting Procedure

Session 5:
Exploring how to make best use of the support of the UN system to implement
human rights recommendations during the implementation phase of the
reporting cycle

Computer slide
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See materials for Session 4.2.4.

Handout
OHCHR SDG table
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Handout
SDG posters
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6. Engagement of National Human Rights Institutions and Civil Society Organizations in the Reporting Procedure

Session 6:
Consulting with national human rights institutions and CSO along the reporting cycle

Computer slide presentation “States consulting with NHRI and CSOs”
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Computer slide presentation “Role of NHRI and CSOs”
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Handout
Statement WHY to consult
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