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Australia issues standing invitation to Special Procedures

PRESS BRIEFING NOTES


Spokesperson: Rupert Colville 8 August 2008


We warmly welcome the decision by Australia to issue a standing invitation to the Special Rapporteurs and other Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council to visit the country. Australia is the 62nd state to issue such a standing invitation. We applaud this decision.


For further information, please contact OHCHR spokespeople Rupert Colville (+ 41 22 917 9767)
Yvon Edoumou (+ 41 22 917 9383) or Praveen Randhawa (+ 41 22 917 9602)