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UN Human Rights Committee to review Bahrain, Algeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Lithuania, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic

GENEVA (June 29, 2018) — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from July 2 to 27. The Committee will review Bahrain, Algeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Lithuania, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

The public sessions take place in the Ground Floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva, and will be webcast here.

Tuesday, July 3

 

15:00-18:00 Bahrain

Wednesday, July 4

10:00-13:00 Bahrain
15:00-18:00 Algeria

Thursday, July 5

10:00-13:00 Algeria
15:00-18:00 The Gambia

Friday, July 6

10:00-13:00 The Gambia

 

Monday, July 9

 

15:00-18:00 Liberia

Tuesday, July 10

10:00-13:00 Liberia
15:00-18:00 Lithuania

Wednesday, July 11

10:00-13:00 Lithuania
15:00-18:00 Lao PDR

Thursday, July 12

10:00-13:00 Lao PDR

 

All the countries listed above are among the 171 States that have ratified the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, 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, July 26, and present them at a press conference in Press Room 1 at 13:30 (TBC).  

ENDS

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

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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