RPT WG TRANSN'L CORPORATIONS / TORONTO WORKSHOP
The workshop was convened as part of the efforts of
the Working Group to draw lessons from experts and practitioners on access to effective
judicial and non-judicial remedy.
2. The purpose of the workshop was to explore emerging global experience from States,
business and other stakeholders on non-judicial grievance mechanisms and access to
effective remedy. (...) At the workshop, participants discussed whether common
elements of effective remedy outcomes could be identified.
28. (...) Participants discussed the need to ensure effective access to appropriate mechanisms
and avoid duplication.
LETTER DATED 28 DECEMBER 2007 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SLOVAKIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
is a security sector capable of delivering effective and legitimate security
and justice functions fully consistent with the principles of democracy,
good governance and the rule of law. (...) The OECD believes that a functional security sector is a
precondition for effective conflict prevention, poverty reduction and
development. (...) In accordance with the Code (sections VII and VIII), the
democratic control of armed forces requires:
— The primacy at all times of effective democratic constitutional
civilian power over military power.
LETTER DATED 7 SEPTEMBER 2016 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TAJIKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADRESSED TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL
Panelists from different parts of the world with extensive experience in
addressing sanitation issues at various levels shared their experience, the challenges
encountered and their views on the way forward to achieve target 6.2. (...) In recognition of these outcomes, UNDP pledges that it will build on its five
decades of experience supporting countries to achieve their development goals. (...) Participants were encouraged to draw best practices from river basin
organizations with demonstrable experience in transboundary water cooperation, such
as the OMVS (Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du fleuve Sénégal) that has forty
years of experience in this respect.
LETTER DATED 2005/06/27 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SAUDI ARABIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDFRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
During this conference, we will present our experience in
dealing with terrorism, and we also look forward to benefiting from your experiences in this area. (...) In addition, the
Conference will explore the lessons learned from the experience of states in combating terrorism and
the identification of terrorist organizations and their structures.
(...) Strengthening relations with non-government organizations to ensure an effective contribution
to information-sharing relating to the fight against terrorism.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, JOY NGOZI EZEILO : ADDENDUM
As set out in the background paper, the right to an effective remedy entails both
substantive and procedural obligations for States. (...) These small awards highlighted the challenges posed in compensation cases in
many countries whereby the majority of those being prosecuted for trafficking tend to be
lower-level agents such as recruiters or transporters who have limited assets against which
to claim. The experience of Belarus also exemplified other trends found in some countries,
such as the large proportion of compensation cases brought through criminal proceedings
and the difficulty for civil society groups to obtain disaggregated trafficking-related data
and statistics for use in advocating for more effective remedies. (...) It was noted,
for example, that in which the way many States had translated their international
obligations into domestic legal frameworks had had the effect of impairing many trafficked
persons’ right to an effective remedy, including by excluding entire categories of trafficked
persons from even the possibility of being recognized as such.
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES : ADDENDUM
Another perspective shared by a participant was on the experience of the national
human rights institution in Ghana and its function as a quasi-judicial mechanism. (...) Suggestions for addressing those gaps included making an
effective national legal system a criterion for accessing international funds. (...) However, it was also underlined that such
mechanisms were only effective when people were aware of them and trusted them.
LETTER DATED 2008/06/16 FROM THE CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES A.I. OF THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
This can hamper swift, effective civilian protection and create an
“interoperability” problem of divergent attitudes among troop/police contributing
countries (TCCs/PCCs) to violence against women in security settings (...) One participant with experience of firewood patrols in Darfur
stated: “If you want me to fly, first give me wings; then you can say whether I flew
well.” (...) S/2008/402
08-39023 (C) 9
Support at the highest levels should be given to effective, path-breaking responses to women’s
REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS, WALTER KALIN : ADDENDUM
The effective exercise of national
responsibility requires undertaking or at least facilitating efforts to access, assist and
protect these IDPs. (...) Such campaigns will be most effective when they are
developed in consultation with civil society and displaced communities. (...) A national policy on internal displacement will be most effective when developed in full
consultation with IDP communities.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES, RASHIDA MANJOO :ADDENDUM
Investigation, prosecution and punishment .................................................... 62–68 15
D. Provision of effective redress, including reparations...................................... 69–71 17
E. (...) The fear of social exclusion
and marginalization, and the lack of effective responses to violence, keeps them in a
context of continuous violence and intimidation.
9. (...) National human rights institutions are crucial to promoting and monitoring the
effective implementation of legislation and the State’s obligations under both national and
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT : INFORMATION / PRESENTED BY THE NETWORK OF AFRICAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS ; NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT
Yet the few success stories
do raise the possibility that NHRIs can emerge as effective institutions over a period of
time with the support of the domestic and international human rights community.
Experience with human rights institutions over the past decade also suggests that in this
area of institutional reform one can never predict outcomes. (...) Develop Guidelines on Internal Displacement based on the Guiding
Principles on Internal Displacement to ensure a coherent, visible and
effective policy of the NANHRI in this area, and assess their effective