UN women’s rights committee to review Sri Lanka

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 13 February to 3 March 2017 to review women’s rights in the Sri Lanka as well as Ukraine, Ireland, Jordan, El Salvador, Germany, Rwanda and Micronesia.

The UN Committee will review Sri Lanka on February 22, the UN Human Rights office said.

The countries under review 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 will also be briefed by NGOs and national human rights institutions.

The Committee’s dialogues with the delegations will take place at the Palais des Nations – Room XVI. CEDAW’s findings, officially termed concluding observations, on the countries reviewed, will be published on Monday, 6 March. (Colombo Gazette)


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