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Statement ahead of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Chairpersons of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

, Index number: IOR 40/2397/2020

On the occasion of the upcoming Annual Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies, on 1 June 2020, our organizations reiterate our support and commitment to strengthening the system. As our organizations greatly value the work of the treaty bodies, we aim to ensure that the 2020 review outcome (mandated by General Assembly resolution 68/268) supports a treaty body system that strengthens States’ capacity to give effect to their treaty obligations, and makes the system more accessible to rights-holders. We also take this opportunity to address the Chairpersons on challenges affecting the treaty bodies arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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