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UN Human Rights Committee to review Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, Sudan, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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

 

15:00-18:00 Belarus

Tuesday, 9 October

10:00-13:00 Belarus
15:00-18:00 Sudan

Wednesday, 10 October

10:00-13:00 Sudan
15:00-18:00 Guinea

Thursday, 11 October

10:00-13:00 Guinea
15:00-18:00 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Friday, 12 October

10:00-13:00 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Monday, 15 October

10:00-13:00 Belize

Tuesday, 16 October

10:00-13:00 Belize
15:00-18:00 Bulgaria

Wednesday, 17 October

10:00-13:00 Bulgaria

 

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).  

ENDS

For more information and media requests, please contact media officer Julia Gronnevet jgronnevet@ohchr.org / (+41) 22 917 93 10

Background

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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