GENEVA (October 4, 2018) — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will meet in Geneva from October 8 to November 2 to review Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, Sudan, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The meetings will be webcast here and #CCPR124 will be the recommended hashtag for the meeting.
The public sessions will take place in the ground floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva on the following schedule:
Monday, 8 October
Tuesday, 9 October
Wednesday, 10 October
Thursday, 11 October
15:00-18:00 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Friday, 12 October
10:00-13:00 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Monday, 15 October
Tuesday, 16 October
Wednesday, 17 October
All the countries listed above have ratified the ICCPR, and so are required to be reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts. The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.
More information, including submitted reports by the States, may be found here.
At the end of its session the Committee will publish its findings (known as concluding observations) here on Thursday, November 1, and present them at a press conference in Press Room 1 at 13:30 (to be confirmed).
For more information and media requests, please contact media officer Julia Gronnevet firstname.lastname@example.org / (+41) 22 917 93 10
The Human Rights Committeemonitors States parties’ adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which to date has been ratified by 172 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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