Open letter to Permanent Mission in Geneva concerning Russian proposal on Treaty Body strengthening

The ICJ and other human rights groups sent an open letter to Permanent Missions in Geneva concerning a proposal by the Russian Federation on the reform of the human rights treaty system.

Russia proposed to establish an open-ended Working Group of the General Assembly to conduct negotiations on the the reform of the system.

Due to a lack of prior consultations with experts in Geneva, and the risk that Russia’s proposal might undermine the High Commissioner’s continuing process on the strengthening of the treaty bodies, the open letter calls for a delay in taking action on the proposal in order to allow proper consultation before the draft resolution of the Russian Federation is out to a vote in New York.

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