The so-called "Human Rights Committee" (HRC) is the world's highest human
rights appeal court (although it cannot enforce its decisions). In addition
to being a court, it also monitors the compliance of all signatory countries
with the ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights). It
does this by requiring signatory countries to submit a report on their
compliance at regular intervals.
A human right lawyer in New Zealand has submitted an "Alternative Shadow
Report" to coincide with the New Zealand Government's report which the HRC
is due to consider later this year. I don't disagree with most of what he
says, although he is grossly sexist and anti-male (as are most human rights
lawyers) and omits any mention of men and fathers.
I suggest that you go to the page
http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/RepStatfrset?OpenFrameSet and click on the
blue triangle/arrow next to your country's name, see what stage your
government is at, and consider submitting an alternative shadow report on
men's/fathers' rights in your country, to coincide with the next time that
your country submits a report. Of course, you should also send copies of
your report to the media, academics etc., and put it onto the Web.
You should read the ICCPR http://www.hrweb.org/legal/cpr.html and carefully
make all your statements refer to one or more of the articles of the ICCPR.
New Zealand's gendered mortality
http://ips.ac.nz/publications/publications/show/251 Female Subjectivity as
Standard for Law & Policy http://equality.netfirms.com/subjecti.html
International Men's Day www.internationalmensday.com/ 3/4 of boys sexually
exploited by women
Gender & Domestic Violence http://equality.netfirms.com/ferguson.html Judge
says abortions illegal