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UN Committee Against Torture to review Canada, Guatemala, Maldives, Netherlands, Peru, and Viet Nam

GENEVA (8 November 2018) — The UN Committee Against Torture will meet in Geneva from 12 November to 7 December, 2018 to review Canada, Guatemala, Maldives, Netherlands, Peru, and Viet Nam.

The above are among the 165 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and so are required to undergo regular reviews on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations.

The public sessions will be held in the first floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva on the following schedule:

Tuesday, 13 November

10:00-13:00 Peru
15:00-18:00

Wednesday, 14 November

10:00-13:00 Viet Nam
15:00-18:00 Peru

Thursday, 15 November

10:00-13:00
15:00-18:00 Viet Nam

Friday, 16 November

10:00-13:00 Guatemala
15:00-18:00

Monday, 19 November

10:00-13:00
15:00-18:00 Guatemala

Tuesday, 20 November

10:00-13:00 Netherlands
15:00-18:00

Wednesday, 21 November

10:00-13:00 Canada
15:00-18:00 Netherlands

Thursday, 22 November

10:00-13:00
15:00-18:00 Canada

Tuesday, 27 November

10:00-13:00 Maldives
15:00-18:00

Wednesday, 28 November

10:00-13:00
15:00-18:00 Maldives

The Committee will publish its findings on the respective States on Friday afternoon, December 7 and hold a press conference (to be confirmed).

The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CAT65 and the sessions will be webcast live.

Further information about the session is available on the session Web page. Further information is also available regarding media accreditation.

For more information and media requests please contact Julia Grønnevet +41 (0) 22 917 9310 jgronnevet@ohchr.org 

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Background

The Committee Against Torture monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which to date has 165 States parties. The Committee is made up of 10 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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