Myanmar: towards ICCPR ratification and implementation (3)
Civil society workshop on effective advocacy towards ratification of ICCPR by Myanmar
In the framework of its multi-year project to assist efforts of national stakeholders in Myanmar in joining and implementing ICCPR, CCPR-Centre, in cooperatoin with Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and Equality Myanmar (EQMM), organised a 1-day civil society workshop on effective advocacy for the ratification of ICCPR by Myanmar on 26 February 2020 in Yangon.
The workshop aimed to strengthen the capacity of civil society actors in Myanmar to protect and promote civil and political rights in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), in particular, to:
- Deepen understanding among participants about the ICCPR and its provisions including relevant international mechanisms;
- Clarify confusion and misunderstanding about the ICCPR and its mechanism and the difference between ICCPR / HR Committee and other standards, bodies and mechainsms including ICJ and ICC
- Provide practical information to utilise the initial review of Myanmar under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) for the protection of civil and political rights as well as for the advocacy for ICCPR ratification by Myanmar
- Develop effective strategy and cooperation for the earliest ratification of the ICCPR by Myanmar