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UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Bahrain, Algeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Lithuania, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic

GENEVA (26 July 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: Bahrain, Algeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Lithuania, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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 8 October to 2 November, 2018, to review Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, Sudan, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the following States parties: Mauritania, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Senegal. Lists of issues, which are public documents, outline the topics the Committee will focus on during its later review of the country in question.

More information can be found here.

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

Background

The Human Rights Committee monitors States parties’ adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which to date has been ratified by 171 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 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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