Geneva, June 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of one of the main international human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from 3 to 28 July 2017.
The Committee will review these countries on the following dates: Honduras (5-6 July); Liechtenstein (4-5July); Madagascar (July); Mongolia (6-7July); Pakistan (11-12 July); Switzerland (3-4 July); Swaziland* (7-10July).
The above are among the 169 States that have ratified the ICCPR and so are required to be reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts. The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.
The public sessions, which will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/, will take place from 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 at Palais Wilson, Geneva.
More information, including submitted reports by the States, can be found here.
The Committee’s findings, officially termed concluding observations, on the countries reviewed, will be published on 27 July 2017 here.
A news conference to discuss the findings is scheduled for 13.30 on 27 July at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
For more information, contact:
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Paquis,
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 917 9310/9169/9466/9383