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UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Guatemala, El Salvador, Norway, Lebanon and Hungary

GENEVA (5 April 2018) – The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Guatemala, El Salvador, Norway, Lebanon and Hungary.

The Committee’s dialogue with Liberia was postponed to its July session.

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 from 2 to 27 July to review Algeria, Bahrain, Equatorial Guinea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lithuania, Liberia, and Gambia.

More information can be found here:



For more information or media requests, please contact Media Officer Julia Gronnevet in Geneva at +41 22 917 9310 or at jgronnevet@ohchr.org


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.