UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam
28 March 2019
GENEVA (28 March 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam.
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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