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UN Human Rights Committee to review reports of Ukraine, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Finland, Albania and Czech Republic

3 July 2013

GENEVA (3 July 2013) –The United Nations Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, is meeting in Geneva from 8 to 26 July.

These countries will be reviewed on the following dates:

8th-9th: Ukraine, 9th – 10th: Tajikistan, 10th – 11th: Indonesia

12th: Finland, 15th – 16th: Albania, 16th – 17th: Czech Republic

The above are among the 167 States parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is one of the main international human rights treaties. They are required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 18 international independent experts.

The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.

The sessions will take place from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00 at Palais Wilson.
Live webcasts of the public sessions can be viewed on http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

A news conference is tentatively scheduled for 13:30 on Thursday 25 July.

To arrange an interview with a Committee member, please contact Kate Fox (+41 22 917 9398 / kfox@ohchr.org )

For more information and other media requests, please contact Liz Throssell (+41 (0) 22 917 9434/ 079 752 0488) ethrossell@ohchr.org

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