Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mechanisms to learn from past experience 10/15

88. Canada provided examples of relevant federal-provincial-territorial working group reports as well as coroner’s inquests and domestic violence death review committee reports that examined issues related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-related killing of women and girls.

89. The national commission on the status of women of Pakistan had the power to gather information and maintain a database regarding cases of violence against women, as well as the powers of a civil court to summon anybody within the framework of its inquiries into violations of women’s rights.

90. Turkey made reference to the annual meetings of its national committee to monitor violence against women, under the coordination of the Directorate-General on the Status of Women and with the participation of public institutions, civil society and academia, which evaluated relevant activities and improvements achieved and provided suggestions.

91. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a national group on sexual violence against children and vulnerable people was established as a panel of experts to coordinate and implement the learning from recent inquiries into historic child sexual abuse and current sexual violence prevention issues. A national oversight group, chaired by the Home Secretary, was established to follow up on recommendations by the Inspectorate of Constabulary concerning current police practice on domestic violence.

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