This paper outlines a conceptual and methodological framework for identifying quantitative indicators for monitoring compliance by States parties with international human rights treaties. Though qualitative and quantitative indicators are both relevant in the work of treaty bodies, this paper focuses on quantitative indicators and statistics in view of the specific request made to the Secretariat. Moreover, in the context of the ongoing reform of the treaty
bodies in general, and the reporting procedure in particular, it has been argued that the use of appropriate quantitative indicators for assessing the implementation of human rights – in what is essentially a qualitative and quasi-judicial exercise – could contribute to streamlining the process, enhance its transparency, make it more effective, reduce the reporting burden and above all improve follow-up on the recommendations and concluding observations, both at the committee, as well as the country, levels.
|Topic:||International Human Rights Mechanisms|
|Tool:||Monitoring and Evaluation|
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