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Reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies (Part 1, Manual)


01 January 2017


Treaty Bodies

This Training Guide aims to equip training facilitators with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to develop a training course on reporting to the United Nations human rights Treaty Bodies. Its objective is to assist them in developing national capacities in, and knowledge of, the United Nations human rights treaty system, in particular the reporting process and the roles of different stakeholders therein; and in strengthening the capacity of States parties to fulfil their human rights treaty reporting obligations and engage with the United Nations human rights Treaty Bodies in a sustainable and meaningful way. The Training Guide is divided into two parts, which complement each other. Facilitators should refer to both parts whenever preparing a training course on treaty reporting.

Part I – the Manual – has been designed as a support for facilitators in advance of training sessions, as it provides them with condensed information, organized in chapters, on the UN human rights system and detailed information on the Treaty Bodies’ reporting process, including procedures, requirements, and the roles of different stakeholders. It also contains chapters on the preparation of reports at the national level and on national mechanisms on reporting and follow-up. The Manual also serves as a general source of information for all actors playing a role in the reporting process.

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