“Rights Work” conference, Stockholm: ICJ intervention on systematic work for human rights implementation

At the Conference on Systematic Work for Human Rights Implementation, the ICJ underscored the civil society’s dual role in terms of assessment of implementation of human rights norms as well as assistance to States in this regard.

According to the ICJ, the development of international norms has not been accomplished once and forever.

As an example, it pointed to a need to develop norms to extend the obligations to respect and ensure human rights also to businesses. On the other hand, the UN Universal Periodic Review and the system of treaty monitoring bodies should play a more meaningful role to help States ensure full compliance with human rights standards.

ICJ Intervention on Systematic Work for Human Rights Implementation-Events-2008 (full text, PDF)