UN women’s rights committee to review Sri Lanka

8 February 2017 12:08 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to be meeting in Geneva from 13 February to 3 March to review women’s rights in eight countries including Sri Lanka, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) announced.

The committee will review the following countries: Ukraine (14 February); Ireland (15 February); Jordan (16 February); El Salvador (17 February); Germany (21February); Sri Lanka (22 February); Rwanda (23 February) and Micronesia (24 February)

The above 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 OHCHR said in a statement. 

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. 

CEDAW’s findings, officially termed concluding observations, on the countries reviewed, will be published on Monday, 6 March.

  Comments - 4

  • Harry Thursday, 09 February 2017 06:48 AM

    These committees never sight ME countries for proper investigations

    Anuruddha Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:51 PM

    Exactly..Why Sri Lanka?? In SL there is no discrimination against women... Check in Saudi and other Gulf countries..

    mike Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:02 PM

    superb comment mate!

    Anja Wednesday, 08 February 2017 01:21 PM

    Do they not review Saudi Cant understand via DM Android App

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