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UN Human Rights Committee to review Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Russia

07 October 2022

GENEVA (7 October 2022) – The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 10 October to 4 November, during which it will review the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and the Russian Federation.

The six parties are among the 173 members to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Covenant as well as the Committee's previous recommendations.

The Human Rights Committee, which has received the respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organisations, will discuss a range of issues with the six delegations through public dialogues on the following dates:

10 October 15:00 – 18:00 (Geneva time)
11 October 10:00 – 13:00

11 October 15:00 – 18:00
12 October 10:00 – 13:00

13 October 15:00 – 18:00
14 October 10:00 – 13:00

17 October 15:00 – 18:00
18 October 10:00 – 13:00

19 October 15:00 – 18:00
20 October 10:00 – 13:00

Russian Federation
20 October 15:00 – 18:00
21 October 10:00 – 13:00

The above dialogues will be held in the ground floor conference room, Palais Wilson, Geneva. All public meetings are open to the press and livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and the full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.

The Committee will hold a press conference on 3 November to present its findings. Further details will be announced in due course.

For more information and media registration, please contact:

Renato Rosario De Souza at [email protected] or
The UN Human Rights Office Media Section at [email protected]


The Human Rights Committee monitors States parties’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which to date has been ratified by 173 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.

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