Addressing implementation gaps: improving cooperation between global and regional human rights mechanisms (WP1291)

Wiston House


Location: Wiston House

Reference: WP1291

The 10th in a series of annual human rights conferences sponsored by the Norwegian and Swiss Governments, this conference drew on experience and good human rights practice across Europe to improve human rights implementation across the region.
While ratifications of international human rights instruments continue to increase, closing the implementation gap remains a major challenge for the realisation of human rights. Governments are primarily responsible for implementing human rights at national level. Global and regional organisations with a human rights mandate play complementary roles in promoting, protecting and enhancing the universality of human rights, together with national human rights institutions and civil society

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Published: 7 Mar 2014


Published: 19 Mar 2014





  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway)

  • Directorate of Foreign Affairs (FDFA Switzerland)

“It was indeed a pleasure being again involved in another Wilton Park meeting after the memorable discussion on drones last year.
Indeed it is hard to find a better place and a more professional staff anywhere.
Your mastery of such complex issues ,your chairing skills and your own way of being friendly to all allows us all to make useful contributions , to reach together a better understanding of issues at stake and to develop a common willingness to make progress in a positive spirit.”

- Bacre Waly Ndiaye, Director, Human Rights Council and Special Procedures Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOG)