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UN Human Rights Committee to review Brazil, Uganda, Cyprus, Burundi, State of Palestine, Somalia, Colombia and Lesotho

23 June 2023

GENEVA (23 June 2023) - The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from 26 June to 26 July, during which it will review Brazil, Uganda, Cyprus, Burundi, the State of Palestine, Somalia, Colombia and Lesotho.

The eight 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 eight delegations through public dialogues on the following dates:

Brazil
26 June 15:00 – 18:00 (Geneva time)
27 June 10:00 – 13:00

Uganda
27 June 15:00 – 18:00
28 June 10:00 – 13:00

Cyprus
28 June 15:00 – 18:00
30 June 10:00 – 13:00

Burundi
3 July 15:00 – 18:00
4 July 10:00 – 13:00

The State of Palestine
5 July 15:00 – 18:00
6 July 10:00 – 13:00

Somalia
6 July 15:00 – 18:00
7 July 10:00 – 13:00

Colombia
10 July 15:00 – 18:00
11 July 10:00 – 13:00

Lesotho
11 July 15:00 – 18:00
12 July 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 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 26 July to present its findings (to be confirmed). Further details will be announced in due course.

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Background:
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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