Symposium

Reporting on the Implementation of Human Rights Conventions

Many states are party to international conventions relating to Human Rights. Often however, they are not complying with their reporting duties resulting from those treaties. Here, the legal requirements will be explained and best practices showcased.

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THE SENATE OF THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA

KONRAD-ADENAUER-STIFTUNG (KAS) RULE OF LAW PROGRAMME

Reporting on the Implementation of Human Rights Conventions

Thursday, 26 March 2009 (8:30 am – 6:30 pm)

- Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh -

0830 hrsOpening Ceremony

Welcome Remarks by

Ms. Rabea Brauer, Country Director, KAS Cambodia,

H.E. Mrs. Men Maly, Chairperson of the 1st Commission, Senate.

Session 1: Principal Reporting Obligations in

International Treaties

Chair: Clauspeter Hill

(Director, Rule-of-Law Programme Asia, KAS Singapore)

0900 – 0930 hrsLegal Requirements for reporting

Prof. Dr. Lim Chin Leng

Academic Dean, Faculty of Law,

University of Hong Kong SAR

0930 – 1000 hrsProf. Dr. Zhu Wenqi

Director, International Criminal Law Centre,

Renmin University, Beijing, PR China

1000 – 1045 hrsQ & A

1045 – 1100 hrsCoffee & Tea Break

Session 2: Case Studies from Africa – Typical Problems and

Shortcomings in complying with Reporting Obligations

1100 – 1130 hrs Human Rights for disabled persons in poor countries –

The reporting practice of Papua New Guinea and Kenya

Mr. Isaac Mwaura

Nairobi, Kenya

1130 – 1200 hrs UN Reporting obligations in African practice

Dr. Francois Bangamwabo

Faculty of Law, University of Namibia

1200 – 1230 hrsQ & A

1230 – 1400 hrsLunch

Session 3:Cambodian Perspectives

Chair: Ms. Rabea Brauer, KAS Cambodia

1400 – 1430 hrsH.E. Om Yin Teang

Senior Minister and President of the Human Rights

Committee of Cambodia.

1430 – 1500 hrsMr. Heng Monychenda

Director, Buddhism for Development, Cambodia

1500 – 1530 hrsH.E. Ny Chakrya

Head of Monitoring Sector, ADHOC, Cambodia

1530 – 1600 hrsQ & A

1600 – 1615 hrsCoffee & Tea Break

Session 4: International practices and recommendations

1615 – 1645 hrsThe UNICEF practice of country reports

Ms. Brenda Vigo

Formerly UNICEF Office, Philippines

1645 – 1715 hrsReporting Duties and beyond:

Monitoring Human Rights Treaties

Dr. Jörg Menzel

Associate Professor, University of Bonn and

Senior Legal Advisor to the Senate of Cambodia

1715 – 1745 hrs

Mr. Christophe Peschoux

Head of UNHCHR Office Cambodia

1745 - 1815 hrsQ & A

1815 – 1830 hrsSumming up and Conclusions

Mr. Clauspeter Hill, KAS Rule of Law Programme

Closing Remarks

H.E. Ouk Bun Chhoeun,

Chairperson of 6th Commission, Senate.

End of conference

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Venue

Phnom Penh / Cambodia

Speakers

  • H.E. Om Yin Teang
    • Senior Minister and President of the Human Rights Committee Cambodia
  • H.E. Mdm. Men Maly
    • Chairperson
    • 1. Commission of the Senate of Cambodia
  • Mr. Christoph Peschoux
    • Head of UNHCHR Office Cambodia
Contact

Clauspeter Hill

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Head of Team Finance and Project Administration

Clauspeter.Hill@kas.de +49 30 26996-3481 +49 30 26996-3552