VISIT TO AZERBAIJAN : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD
In general, the level and quality of the skills and knowledge of the workforce in
Azerbaijan is not sufficient. (...) One concern in kindergarten facilities is the quality of the food provided, which is
not monitored by the Government. That responsibility falls to local governments, which
need to control and assess the quality of the food provided to children.
VI. Social protection
REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS BY OLDER PERSONS, ROSA KORNFELD-MATTE :ADDENDUM
According to regulation 3 of the Social Aid Regulations 1984, non-nationals are
not entitled to social aid that is paid to poor households who do not have sufficient
resources to meet their basic needs.
63. (...) Regular visits to charitable institutions
are, moreover, conducted by officers of the Ministry of Social Security, National
Solidarity and Reform Institutions to ensure that the residents receive adequate care.
79. Nevertheless, quality of care remains an area of concern in all settings. (...) A large
number of private care homes seem, moreover, to operate illegally, i.e. without
registration, and thus elude any monitoring or quality control that is stipulated.
80. Informal carers are often not adequately trained and not well prepared for the tasks
of a caregiver.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDGES AND LAWYERS ON HER MISSION TO SRI LANKA : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
However, a number of concerns relating to the lack of sufficient structural
safeguards for the independence of the judiciary and the courts remain.
(...) This puts into question the accuracy of the records and the quality
and, most importantly, the legality of the investigations. (...) Such steps should be accompanied by measures to improve the quality of mediation,
in particular the legal training and integrity of board members.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION, KISHORE SINGH : ADDENDUM
also sets standards for access, quality, curricula, assessment, the management of school
performance and teaching.
13. (...) Strengthening the teaching profession
57. Having built sufficient schools to reach more than 96 per cent of all children, Bhutan
now struggles to find a sufficient number of qualified teachers to staff them. (...) The
Ministry of Education, which is responsible for quality control, has very limited capacity to
carry it out effectively.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE MOVEMENT AND DUMPING OF TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND WASTES ON THE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, OKECHUKWU IBEANU : ADDENDUM
Municipal solid wastes are to be disposed
of through landfills, and in accordance with specifications and standards laid down in the
Rules with regard to the protection of ground water, ambient air, leachate quality and
23. The Right to Information Act, 2005, provides that all citizens have the right of
access to information under the control of public authorities. (...) The Special Rapporteur welcomes the efforts made by GMB and the shipbreaking
industry to improve the health and quality of life of workers and their families in
Alang/Sosiya. (...) The Special Rapporteur is concerned about the availability and the quality of
education available for the children of those employed in the yards.
WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND: EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (EHRC) - NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT
15 September 2021
Report of the EHRC in response to the Report of the
Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by
older persons, Claudia Mahler
Since 2010, rising demand and substantial reductions in government funding have led to
increased levels of unmet need.1 Requests for adult social care by older people in England
increased by 5.7% between 2015–16 and 2019–20, while the number of people receiving
support reduced by 18,000.2 In 2019, Age UK estimated that 1.54 million older people in
England were not getting the care they wanted or needed. 3 Real-terms local authority
spending on social care in England was approximately £400 million lower in 2018–19 than
in 2010–11.4 According to a survey of Directors of Adult Social Services, the COVID-19
pandemic has also reinforced both short- and long-term funding pressures for social care, and
“whilst Government support has dampened some of the additional pressures facing adult
social care through one-off grants, this will fall significantly short in meeting the full costs
of the pandemic.”5
Care home residents accounted for 50% of all COVID-19 related deaths in Scotland, 39% of
deaths in England and 34% of deaths in Wales.6 As highlighted in EHRC’s evidence to the
Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) inquiry of the Government’s response to COVID-
19, the pandemic has exacerbated existing pressures on the social care system with increased
demand for services and reductions in workforce capacity.7
The provisions of the emergency Coronavirus Act 2020 allow scope for services to reduce
by permitting local authorities in England to suspend their duties under the Care Act 2014.8
Only eight English local authorities in fact triggered easements between the end of March
and July 2020, and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported that since 3 July 2020
no local authorities in England operated under the easements.9 The Coronavirus Act makes
clear that the provision of social care should remain compliant with the European Convention
of Human Rights (ECHR), including where Care Act easements have been triggered.
(...) Coronavirus, disability and access to services: interim report on temporary provisions in the
Coronavirus Act, paragraph 13. See also: Care Quality Commission (updated February 2021), The
Care Act and the ‘easements’ to it.
10 Equality and Human Rights Commission (2020), Equality and human rights in residential care in
England during coronavirus.
(...) Questions remain as to whether sufficient data is being
collected to understand and mitigate the potential and actual impacts of policies.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION, CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE :ADDENDUM
In this regard, water quality in Namibia is verified through
different methods. (...) The Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation also checks
water quality when it sinks new boreholes. However, there appears to be little ongoing
monitoring of water quality at the local level. (...) The Special Rapporteur was informed that anyone can ask for a test of the quality of
their water. There are laboratories for checking water quality, but these are all based in
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Annex I Parties should document and report the methodologies used for the entire time
Quality assurance/quality control
19. Each Annex I Party shall elaborate an inventory quality assurance/quality control
(QA/QC) plan and implement general inventory QC procedures in accordance with its
QA/QC plan following the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. (...) Small differences (e.g. due to the rounding of estimates) should not be considered as
Quality assurance/quality control
46. Annex I Parties shall report in the NIR on their QA/QC plan and give information
on QA/QC procedures already implemented or to be implemented in the future. (...) Overview of inventory planning, preparation and management
1.2.3. Quality assurance, quality control and verification plan
- Quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures applied
- QA/QC plan
- Verification activities
- Treatment of confidentiality issues
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDGES AND LAWYERS, GABRIELA KNAUL : ADDENDUM
However, the current procedure does not offer
sufficient guarantees to eliminate interferences from political parties in the election of those
48. (...) In many cases,
members of the evaluation committee do not have sufficient legal knowledge or expertise to
adequately assess the candidates. (...) The Special Rapporteur considers that the current
criteria to select the counsellors are not sufficient to ensure that nominees possess the
requirements of independence, integrity and competencies required for this position.
VISIT TO IRAQ : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
a greater effort by the Government to allocate a sufficient budget for compensation and to
address a number of shortcomings. (...) Two years after the declared end of military operations against ISIL, two thirds of
the displaced population, approximately 4.1 million people, remain in need of humanitarian
assistance.6 Internally displaced persons in and out of camp settings lack or have limited
access to food, shelter, potable water, sanitation, health care, education and livelihood
opportunities. The quality of services provided in camps varies significantly, as camps are
managed by different organizations. (...) Cumbersome, lengthy and in some instances unclear claim procedures
have high evidentiary requirements that cannot be met by persons lacking sufficient
documentation because of their situation of displacement.