Netherlands Institute for Human Rights - Report To the 81st pre-sessional working group of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for adoption of the List of issues prior to reporting for the Kingdom of The Netherlands

Netherlands Institute for Human Rights - Report To the 81st pre-sessional working group of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for adoption of the List of issues prior to reporting for the Kingdom of The Netherlands


By presenting this report, the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (hereinafter: the Institute) aims to provide CEDAW with relevant information regarding the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination in the Netherlands.

The Institute, the National Human Rights Institution of the Netherlands, has been accredited with an A-Status since May 2014. The Institute protects, monitors, explains and promotes human rights in the Netherlands through research, advice, and awareness raising. Its mandate also covers urging the government to ratify, implement and observe human rights treaties. One instrument used by the Institute to carry out its mandate is reporting to human rights treaty bodies, including CEDAW. The Institute can also formulate opinions under the Equal Treatment Act. An overview of relevant cases is submitted as an annex to the present report.