Second Treaty Body Focused Review Pilot to Take Place in Grenada

Following Sierra Leone in December 2021, the second focused review pilot will take place in Grenada from 23 to 24 March 2022.

Co-organized with the Commonwealth Secretariat, it will focus on the implementation of the latest recommendations issued by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The delegation travelling to Grenada to exchange with national actors will include representatives from the Geneva Human Rights Platform and the Commonwealth Secretariat, members of the CEDAW and CRC and relevant staff representing the Central America Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Multi-Country Office (MCO).

Focus on a Limited Number of Core Themes

Given the number of concluding observations issued by the two Committees, the review will cluster the recommendations around a limited number of core themes. These will include the national machinery for the advancement of women, violence against women, juvenile justice, harmonization of legislation on child rights, corporal punishment and discrimination.

‘We look forward to this second pilot and broad participation from national actors, including governmental actors, representatives from the Office of the Ombudsman of Grenada, and civil society representatives’ explains Felix Kirchmeier, Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform.

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