Main Functions

The Monitoring System of International Recommendations on Human Rights (SIMORED-PLUS) is a digital tool that facilitates the systematization of international human rights recommendations made to the Dominican Republic by United Nations (UN) human rights treaty bodies, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), UN Special Procedures and other human rights monitoring bodies. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic uses the same software as SIMORE Plus, Paraguay’s permanent inter-institutional mechanism.

SIMORED Plus’s four main functions are:

  • Allow access to updated information on the actions deployed by State institutions, linked to their compliance and implementation of human rights obligations
  • Track the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Strengthen the capacity of State institutions to follow-up and monitor the implementation of international recommendations, as well as their capacity to present reports to UN human rights mechanisms on the situation in the country.
  • Provide civil society with a transparent, freely and easily accessible tool to monitor the work of the various institutions responsible to implement and protect human rights.


SIMORED-PLUS is operated by 34 institutions of the Dominican Republic, which all play a role in the implementation of international recommendations (all belonging to the inter-institutional Human Rights Commission). As president of the inter-institutional Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic has the task of managing the tool, validating the information uploaded from the institutions and making it public.


SIMORED-PLUS is a public tool aimed at both duty-bearers and rights holders. Visitors can make searches on specific human rights themes or mechanisms as well as on the status of implementation by each relevant ministry It thus also acts as a transparency tool for the Dominican Republic on how it implements its international human rights obligations.

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