SANTIAGO – Chile is among eight countries whose adherence to women’s rights is being reviewed from this week by the United Nations.
The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is meeting in Geneva from this week until 9 March to conduct the review in the South American country.
Other countries include Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Fiji, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Luxembourg and the Marshall Islands.
The countries have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and are reviewed regularly by the Committee on how they are implementing the Convention.
The Committee, which is composed of 23 international independent experts on women’s rights, will hold dialogues with delegations from the respective governments and will also be briefed by NGOs and national human rights institutions.
About Chile, the dialogues between the Committee and the delegations took place on Wednesday (06:00 to 9:00 and 11:00 to 14:00, Santiago time) in Room XVI of the Palais des Nations.
The conclusions of the CEDAW Committee – formally called “concluding observations” – on the countries reviewed will be published on March 12, 2018.
The members of the CEDAW Committee are independent human rights experts from different parts of the world, who serve in their personal capacity and do not represent the States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are independent evaluations of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.