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UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, and Sudan

GENEVA (1 November 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: Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, and Sudan.

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 on-line on the 124th session Web page.

The UN Human Rights Committee will next meet from 4 to 29 March, 2019, to review Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Mexico, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam.

At its next session, the Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the following States parties: Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Dominica, Finland, Lesotho, Senegal, and the United States of America. 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 is available on the 125th session Web page.

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For more information or media requests, please contact Julia Grønnevet 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 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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