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UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania

GENEVA (9 November 2017) – The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session:  Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania.

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and also main matters of concern and recommendations.
The concluding observations are now available here

The UN Human Rights Committee will next meet in March 2018 to review: Belarus, Guatemala, Hungary, Lebanon and Liberia. More information can be found here.

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Background

Human Rights Committee members are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. Find more information about HRC here and watch HRC stories of impact here.