Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will review a report submitted on an exceptional basis by Myanmar on the situation of Rohingya women and girls in Northern Rakhine State on February 22.
The UN Committee is meeting in Geneva from February 18 to March 8 to review women’s rights in a number of countries, including Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia and the United Kingdom.
All the countries under review are party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so are reviewed regularly on how they are implementing it, according to a message received here from Geneva on Thursday.
The Committee will also hold dialogues with delegations from the respective governments and be briefed by NGOs and national human rights institutions.
CEDAW’s recommendations, officially termed concluding observations, are scheduled to be published on March 11.
It monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which to date has 189 States parties.
The Committee is made up of 23 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties.
Its concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.