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Country Reports

Most Conventions have stipulated within them a requirement that States Parties submit regular reports to the Committee on the legislative, judicial, administrative, policy or other measures which they have adopted, and which give effect to the provisions of the treaty. The international obligation to report on treaty-obligations is an important responsibility as it evidences the country’s commitment to the global effort to protect and promote human rights. However this requires that a state have in place legislative, administrative and other measures which are in line with and in promotion of the norms of the specific treaty the country has aligned itself to. In adhering to the regular reporting schedule required by the International UN bodies a country then gets the opportunity to assess its compliance or lack thereof with its international obligations through the drafting of the country report.

Country reporting is an important obligation in that it evidences the country’s commitment to human rights and it also serves as a moderating tool to assess the country’s compliance with its international obligations and how far it has progressed in implementing human rights.

All country reports are in PDF PDF format.

Treaties and Bilateral agreements

MLA Agreements