GENEVA (8 November 2018) — The UN Committee Against Torture will meet in Geneva from 12 November to 7 December, 2018 to review Canada, Guatemala, Maldives, Netherlands, Peru, and Viet Nam.
The above are among the 165 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and so are required to undergo regular reviews on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations.
The public sessions will be held in the first floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva on the following schedule:
| Tuesday, 13 November |
Wednesday, 14 November
10:00-13:00 Viet Nam
Thursday, 15 November
15:00-18:00 Viet Nam
Friday, 16 November
Monday, 19 November
Tuesday, 20 November
Wednesday, 21 November
Thursday, 22 November
Tuesday, 27 November
Wednesday, 28 November
The Committee will publish its findings on the respective States on Friday afternoon, December 7 and hold a press conference (to be confirmed).
The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CAT65 and the sessions will be webcast live.
Further information about the session is available on the session Web page. Further information is also available regarding media accreditation.
For more information and media requests please contact Julia Grønnevet +41 (0) 22 917 9310 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee Against Torture monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which to date has 165 States parties. The Committee is made up of 10 members who 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.
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