National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow up (NMRF) About
The National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow up (NMRF) is Guyana’s official mechanism for reporting, implementing, monitoring and following-up on regional and international human rights treaties, conventions and agreement obligations.
It was established in 2021 under the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, and comprises a series of high-level technical focal points and alternates from various governmental agencies. The NMRF is chaired by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, and the MInistry also is the home of the secretariat of the NMRF.
The Research Department in the Ministry’s Governance Unit functions as the secretariat, and the Researcher is the official coordinator.
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance is the hub for treaty obligations regarding human rights including the composition of state party reports and responses to calls for input from special rapporteurs and independent experts, monitoring the implementation of recommendations emanating from reports, and follow-up on human rights matters in local, regional and international settings.
The NMRF allows for a more inclusive and participatory approach to human rights reporting, and builds institutional capacity at the government level to improve capacity building, knowledge sharing, sustainability and institutional capacity.