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UN Human Rights Committee to review Egypt, Turkmenistan, Zambia, Peru, Sri Lanka and Panama

23 February 2023

GENEVA (23 February 2023) - The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 27 February to 24 March, during which it will review Egypt, Turkmenistan, Zambia, Peru, Sri Lanka and Panama.

The six parties are among the 173 members of 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:

28 February 15:00 – 18:00 (Geneva time)
1 March 10:00 – 13:00

1 March 15:00 – 18:00
2 March 10:00 – 13:00

2 March 15:00 – 18:00
3 March 10:00 – 13:00

3 March 15:00 – 17:00
6 March 15:00 – 17:00
7 March 15:00 – 17:00

Sri Lanka*
8 March 10:00 – 12:00
8 March 15:00 – 17:00
9 March 10:00 – 12:00

9   March 15:00 – 17:00
10 March 15:00 – 17:00
13 March 15:00 – 17:00

The above dialogues will be held in the ground floor conference room, Palais Wilson, 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.

* Dialogues with Peru, Sri Lanka and Panama will be conducted in a hybrid format.


For media accreditation:
Please apply online or contact [email protected]

Journalists attending public meetings at Palais Wilson, please register with:
Vivian Kwok 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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