Effective implementation of human rights at a national level requires coordination between government ministries, civil society, NHRIs, the judiciary, private sector and other stakeholders. It also requires comprehensive monitoring and regular reporting of progress.
Output 2 will strengthen national capacity for effective implementation through; the establishment and strengthening of National Implementation and Reporting Committees; the development of National Action Plans; the development and use of technologies to support implementation and monitoring; enhancing the capacity of MPs.
National Implementation and Reporting Committees are mechanisms established by Governments to plan, coordinate, monitor and report on implementation of its human rights obligations (and the SDGs and other development priorities). They are usually inter-ministerial with representation from civil society, NHRIs, the judiciary and the private sector.
National Action Plans detail how human rights obligations (and the SDGs) will be met through a broad range of activities across ministries, civil society and other implementing actors.
MPs play a fundamental role in developing the legal and policy framework within any given country. Empowering Parliamentarians to incorporate human rights standards into the legislative process strengthens the protection framework on which the fulfilment of rights relies.
The Universal Periodic Review is a mechanism of the Human Rights Council where the implementation of human rights of each country is reviewed every 5 years. The recommendations made as a result of the review can be used as the basis for National Action Plans and drive the implementation agenda.
The following activities will be carried out under Output 2:
- Establishment and strengthening of National
- Implementation and Reporting Committees;
- MPs Human Rights Dialogues;
- UPR Reporting Write-shops; and
- UPR Mock Simulations with State Delegations to Geneva.