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Alternative report to the Human Rights Committee

01.03.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
In March 2014, the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) reviewed Nepal’s compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In this perspective, TRIAL and its partners submitted an “alternative report” to the HRC to assist a Country Task Force on Nepal ahead of its adoption of a List of Issues concerning Nepal in July 2013 at...
In February 2014, TRIAL and other 3 associations submitted a report (called 'general allegation' in the UN jargon) to the Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence in order to prompt him to contact the Bosnian government on justice and accountability issues after the release and retrial of more than a dozen convicted war crimin...
In February 2014, TRIAL and a coalition of five Bosnian associations of relatives of disappeared persons submitted a follow-up report to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to assess the status of implementation of the recommendations issued after the country visit and to highlight the remaining obstacles faced by relatives of disappeared perso...
According to Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, 170 migrants have been killed in the country since 2005, including the massive murder of 72 migrants in August 2013 in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. There seems to be a link between the murder of migrants, organized crime and the complicity of the police and other authorities. Migrant shelters have been the object...

Nepal: Alternative Reports to CEDAW

01.08.2013 - (Last modified: 08.11.2016)
On 29 July 2011 the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women adopted its concluding observations with regard to Nepal's combined fourth and fifth periodic reports, requesting the government to provide within two years, written information on the steps undertaken to implement the recommendations contained therein. In light of this request, TRI...

Burundi: Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council

01.12.2012 - (Last modified: 08.11.2016)
In December 2012, TRIAL prepared a document containing recommendations in light of the upcoming exam of the human rights situation in Burundi by the Human Rights Council  in January 2013 in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review.

BiH: Women are the war's silent victims

01.09.2012 - (Last modified: 20.10.2016)
In September 2012, TRIAL and 9 associations working with women victims of the war submitted a 72-page report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women highlighting Bosnia-Herzevogina's failure to enforce this category of victims' right to obtain truth, justice and reparation.
In September 2012, TRIAL, together with six associations of relatives of missing persons, four associations dealing with the subject of rape or other forms of sexual violence during the war, and seven associations or federations of associations of former camp-detainees, submitted a report highlighting the violations of the fundamental rights suffered by the above-ment...
In August 2012, TRIAL and other international and national associations active in Nepal submitted a briefing note to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence about the negative consequences of the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on the transitional justice process.

TRIAL acts before the UN Committee against Torture

01.05.2012 - (Last modified: 20.09.2016)
In May 2012, TRIAL submitted an alternative report to the UN Committee against Torture. The report highlights the existing obstacles in the implementation of the Convention against Torture by Mexico, providing numerous concrete examples as well as recommendations to improve the situation. The report was submitted in partnership with seven Mexican and Central Ame...
In April 2012, TRIAL and 9 local associations working with former camp detainees from all sides, submitted a report (called 'general allegation' in the UN jargon) to the Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in order to highlight the remaining obstacles preventing Bosn...

Alternative reports submitted to the Human Rights Committee

01.12.2011 - (Last modified: 20.10.2016)
In December 2011, TRIAL and 16 associations of relatives of missing persons, of victims of sexual violence and of former concentration camp detainees in Bosnia and Herzegovina from all sides, submitted a 51-page report following Bosnia and Herzegovina's own second periodical report before the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Read press release.
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