First biennial report by the Secretary General


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No symbol Press release: UN Secretary General’s report on strengthened Treaty Body system E FS RC (Word)
A/RES/68/268Mandate E F S R A C (PDF)
A/71/118Report of the Secretary-General on the Status of the human rights treaty body system EFSRAC (PDF)
EFSRAC (Word)
No symbolSupplementary information to the report of the Secretary-General A/71/118 E (only)
No symbol Questionnaire for States EFS (PDF)
EFS (Word)
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TREATY BODY STRENGTHENING PROCESS (2009-2014)

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Leaflet on Treaty Body Strengthening

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Press release: UN strengthens key human rights reporting system

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A/RES/68/268

GA resolution on strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system

EFSRAC (Word)
EFSRAC (PDF)

A/68/832Report of the Co-facilitators on the intergovernmental process on treaty body strengthening EFSRAC (Word)
EFSRAC (PDF)

A/66/860

HC report on Treaty Bodies strengthening 

E F S R A C

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Consultations for States parties in New York (April 2012), Geneva (February 2012), and Sion (May 2011)

Consultations among treaty body members 

Consultation among academics, National Human Rights Institutions, or Civil Society Organizations

Multi-stakeholders consultations

Outcome documents, reports, and statements

Stakeholders’ written submissions:


A/HRC/25/22Report of the Secretary-General on measures taken to implement resolution 9/8 and obstacles to its implementation, including recommendations for further improving the effectiveness, harmonization and reform of the treaty body system E F S A C R
A/66/344Measures to improve further the effectiveness, harmonization and reform of the treaty body system (A/66/344) E F S A C R

PREVIOUS PROPOSALS

THE UNIFIED STANDING TREATY BODY (2006)

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A/61/351

Report of a brainstorming meeting on reform of the human rights treaty body system, “Malbun II”, Liechtenstein

ACEFRS

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Preliminary non-paper on legal options for a unified standing treaty body (Secretariat Paper)

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The OHCHR Plan of Action: Protection and Empowerment

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HRI/MC/2006/2

The High Commissioner’s concept paper, including her proposal for a unified standing treaty body

A C E F R S

A/59/2005

Report of the Secretary-General "In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all"

ACEFRS

THE SINGLE REPORT (2002-2006)

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HRI/GEN/2/Rev.6

Compilation of reporting guidelines, including the guidelines on common core document and treaty specific reports

A C E F R S

E/CN.4/2003/126

Effective functioning of the human rights treaty bodies: Note by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

ACEFRS

A/58/351

Status of implementation of actions described in the report of the Secretary-General entitled "Strengthening of the United Nations: an agenda for further change"

ACEFRS

A/58/123

Report of a brainstorming meeting on reform of the human rights treaty body system, Malbun, Liechenstein

ACEFRS

HRI/ICM/2003/3

Background note on the Secretary-General's proposals for reform of the treaty body system

E F S

A/57/488

Management review of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (report by Office of Internal Oversight Services)

ACEFRS

A/57/387

Report of the Secretary-General “Strengthening of the United Nations: an agenda for further change”

ACEFRS

A/57/387/Corr.1

Corrigendum - Report of the Secretary-General “Strengthening of the United Nations: an agenda for further change”

ACEFRS

THE ALSTON PROPOSALS (1988-1996)

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A/52/507Views of the Treaty Body Chairpersons on the report of the Independent Expert A C E F R S

E/CN.4/1998/85

Views on the report of the independent expert solicited in 1998 and 2000

A C E F R S

E/CN.4/1998/85/Corr.1

Views on the report of the independent expert solicited in 1998 and 2000

ACEFRS

E/CN.4/1998/85/Add.1

Views on the report of the independent expert solicited in 1998 and 2000

A C E F R S

E/CN.4/2000/98

Views on the report of the independent expert solicited in 1998 and 2000

A C E F R S

E/CN.4/2000/98/Add.1

Views on the report of the independent expert solicited in 1998 and 2000

A C E F R S

E/CN.4/1997/74

Final report on enhancing the long-term effectiveness of the United Nations human rights treaty system, by the independent expert, Mr. Philip Alston

A C E F R S

A/CONF.157/PC/62/
Add.11/Rev.1

Interim report on enhancing the long-term effectiveness of the United Nations human rights treaty system, by the independent expert, Mr. Philip Alston

ACEFRS

A/44/668

Initial report on enhancing the long-term effectiveness of the United Nations human rights treaty system, by the independent expert, Mr. Philip Alston

ACEFRS

General information

Elections for treaty body members
Treaty body strengthening
The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System (Rev.1)
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What is a human rights treaty body? – a short video
Working Methods I
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Working Methods II
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Rules of Procedure
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Glossary of terms
Press Releases

Coordination between the treaty bodies
Treaties
Activities

Consideration of State party reports
Consideration of individual complaints
Note for the State Parties
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Conduct inquiries
Adoption of general comments

Reporting to the Committees
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