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Human Rights Treaty Bodies - II
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This lesson discusses the Committees on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and Against Torture

Nandini Maharaj is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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For qn no 5 will Tasmania and New Zealand be included in that box.... As they are in southern hemisphere with meager land area as like southern Chile?

  2. unacadem BA (Hons.) History . Lady Shri Ram College for Women Hobbies: reading, dancing Rate, review and recommend! MA Applied Human Rights . Sheffield Hallam University . Kapila Hingorani Scholar .Follow me @ NandiniMaharai/courses

  3. CEDAW The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) A body of independent experts Monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women's rights from around the world. Countries who have become party to the treaty (States parties) are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights of the Convention are implemented

  4. CEDAW During its sessions the Committee considers each State party report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of concluding observations. In accordance with the Optional Protocol to the Convention, the Committee is mandated to (1) receive communications from individuals or groups of individuals submitting claims of violations of rights protected under the Convention to the Committee (2) initiate inquiries into situations of grave or systematic violations of women's rights. These procedures are optional and are only available where the State concerned has accepted them s The Committee also formulates general recommendations and suggestions. General recommendations are directed to States and concern articles or themes in the Conventions.

  5. CAT -The CommitteeAgainst Torture (CAT s A body of 10 independent experts Monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its State parties All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented States must report initially one year after acceding to the Convention and then every four years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of "concluding observations"

  6. CAT In addition to the reporting procedure, the Convention establishes three other mechanisms through which the Committee performs its monitoring functions the Committee may also, under certain circumstances, consider individual complaints or communications from individuals claiming that their rights under the Convention have been violated, undertake inquiries, and consider inter-state complaints. The Optional Protocol to the Convention, which entered into force in June 2006, creates the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) - The SPT has a mandate to visit places where persons are deprived of their liberty in the States parties. Under the Optional Protocol, States parties shall establish a independent national preventive for the prevention of torture at the domestic level which has also a mandate to inspect places of detention.

  7. CAT As of 2015, the Committee holds three four-week sessions per year in April-May, July-August and November-December The Committee also publishes its interpretation of the content of the provisions of the Convention, known

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