I'll be attending the next session of the UN ICM -- the United Nations human rights inter committee meeting, scheduled for November 30 to December 2, 2009 in Geneva. This is the meeting of the various human rights treaty committees, to coordinate and support each other's work. NGOs are invited to attend and offer comments. I'll be attending on behalf of my NGO, The Advocates for Human Rights. The treaty bodies are becoming more and more successful in tackling their workloads and coordinating their procedures, but much improvement is still needed to make the system truly effective in the protection and promotion of human rights.
Stay tuned for a discussion of this session's ICM agenda, and daily updates while I'm at the session. I'll be blogging regularly for the next several days in my coverage of this event.