UN Committee to review BD women's rights on Nov 8

UN Committee to review BD women’s rights on Nov 8


The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will review women’s rights in Bangladesh on November 8.CEDAW’s findings, officially termed concluding observations, on the countries reviewed, including Bangladesh, will be published on November 21.
CEDAW is composed of 23 independent human rights experts drawn from around the world. They serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of State parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.
The UN committee is meeting in Geneva from October 24 to 18 November to review women’s rights in a number of countries, according to a message received here from Geneva on Monday.
The other countries on stake are Canada (Oct 25); Burundi (Oct 26); Bhutan (Oct 27); Belarus (Oct 28); Argentina (Nov 1); Switzerland (Nov 2); Honduras (Nov 3), Armenia (Nov 4); Estonia (Nov 9); and the Netherlands (Nov 10).
These countries have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and are reviewed regularly by CEDAW on how they are implementing the Convention.
The Committee, which is composed of 23 international independent experts, will hold dialogues with delegations from the respective governments and also be briefed by NGOs and national human rights institutions.


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