Need to strengthen and streamline the UN human rights treaty monitoring system

The Human Rights Law Centre’s director of advocacy and research, Emily Howie, is in the UK attending a Wilton Park meeting on strengthening the UN human rights treaty monitoring system. The meeting brings together representatives from government, civil society, the UN system and national human rights systems to discuss ways to improve states’ compliance with their international human rights law obligations and their implementation of the recommendations and views of UN bodies.

Emily will chair a session that considers the role that national mechanisms can play in improving implementation of treaty body views and recommendations, and therefore the enjoyment of human rights on the ground. It will look at the models and features of national mechanisms to identify what has been successful as well as the challenges or obstacles to establishing such mechanisms.

The conference is run by Wilton Park in association with the Norwegian and Swiss Ministries for Foreign Affairs. For more information see