Strengthening the UN human rights treaty body system - the Chinese position

On Tuesday 9 October 2018, Professor Wei Zhang, NCHR’s guest researcher, held a seminar on China’s position on how to strengthen the UN human rights treaty body system.

Professor Wei Zhang presented his research at NCHR (Photo: UIO)

The UN human rights treaty body system plays an important role in monitoring implementation of the core international human rights treaties. Over the years, the treaty body system has expanded significantly. While this has enhanced human rights protection worldwide, it has also created complex challenges that affect the system and those who interact with it.

Professor Zhang, the Co-Director at the Institute for Human Rights at China University of Political Science and Law, has conducted research on the theme during his stay at NCHR. His presentation focused on a position paper by the Chinese government from 2016, mentioning several issues that should be addressed in the process of strenghtening the UN human rights treaty bodies. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion.

17-18 October, the NCHR will be co-hosting an expert seminar and a public conference on the UN human rights treaty body reform, agenda 2020. Read more and sign up.


By Yi Wang
Published Oct. 11, 2018 2:57 PM - Last modified Oct. 12, 2018 4:35 PM