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UN Human Rights Committee to review Iran, Venezuela, Kuwait, United States, Trinidad and Tobago and Korea

06 October 2023

GENEVA (6 October 2023) - The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 9 October to 3 November, during which it will review the Islamic Republic of Iran, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Kuwait, United States of America, Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Korea.

The six countries are among the 173 State parties 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 at Geneva time:

Islamic Republic of Iran
9 October 15:00 – 18:00
10 October 10:00 – 13:00

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
10 October 15:00 – 18:00
11 October 10:00 – 13:00

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

United States of America
17 October 15:00 – 18:00
18 October 10:00 – 13:00

Trinidad and Tobago
18 October 15:00 – 18:00
19 October 10:00 – 13:00

Republic of Korea
19 October 15:00 – 18:00
20 October 10:00 – 13:00

The above dialogues, except the one with the United States of America, will take place in the Ground Floor Conference Room, Palais Wilson, Geneva. The public review on the United States will be held in Room XX at Palais des Nations, Geneva. All public meetings are open to the accredited 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 media accreditation:
Please apply online or contact [email protected]

Accredited journalists attending public meetings at Palais Wilson, please register with:
Vivian Kwok at [email protected] or
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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