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High Commissioner Treaty Body Strengthening Process

The High Commissioner’s consultation process for strengthening the treaty body system (2009-2012) was open to all relevant stakeholders, including treaty body members, National Human Rights Institutions, non-governmental organizations, academics and States parties who could contribute to this process both through formal and informal channels. The consultation process was multi-channeled and flexible and was composed of the following tracks:

Informal meetings and consultations among the following stakeholders:

States parties

Treaty body members

National Human Rights Institutions

Civil society organisations


UN entities and specialized agencies

Multi-stakeholders consultations

Access all outcome documents, reports, and statements here.