International workshop on enhancing cooperation between United Nations and regional human rights mechanisms, 8 and 9 October 2014, Geneva, Palais des Nations    

Following Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 24/19, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights organized a workshop on regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights in order to take stock of developments since the workshop held in 2012 on the same subject. The workshop included three thematic discussions:  on mainstreaming economic, social and cultural rights; on the economic, social and cultural rights of persons with disabilities; and on the economic, social and cultural rights of women.


The workshop gathered members of the African Commission and Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights; the East African Court of Justice; the ECOWAS Court of Justice; the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights; the Council of Europe (CoE), European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection on the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC); Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC); Organisation international de la Francophonie, the United Nations independent experts, including Special  Procedures mandate-holders, NHRIs, NGOs and academics.

Report of the workshop

The following link provides access to the report (A/HRC/28/31) which contains a summary of the discussions held during the workshop and lists its conclusions and recommendations.