The Making of a Good Law, or How Good Laws become Good Practices

The UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice (WGDAW) was created by the Human Rights Council in 2010, and consists of five independent expert members from different regions of the world.  The methods of work of the WGDAW involve receiving and issuing communications, country visits to investigate progress in implementation of women’s human rights commitments, and the production of annual thematic reports on issues related to the mandate, which are presented to the Human Rights Council.  Built into the mandate of the group from its inception was the impetus to collect “best practices” and to prepare a “compendium of best practices” related to the elimination of discrimination against women in law and practice.  This will be the topic of the 2017 annual report. This report will be coordinated by expert member Alda Facio, who will present the report as Chair of the Working Group to the Human Rights Council in June 2017.

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