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UN Human Rights Committee to review: Chile, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Malawi and Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by states, is meeting in Geneva from 7 to 25 July. The Committee will review these countries on the following dates:

Chile (7-8 July); Georgia (10-11 July); Ireland (14-15 July); Japan (15-16 July); Malawi (9-10 July); Sudan (8-9 July)

The above are among the 168 States Parties to the ICCPR, which is one of the main international human rights treaties. They are required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 18 international independent experts. The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.

Time: 10:00 -13:00 and 15:00 -18:00

Venue: Palais Wilson, Geneva, except 15 March from 15:00 and on 16 March from 10:00, when the Committee will be meeting in Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Live webcasts of the public sessions can be viewed on http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

A news conference is scheduled for Thursday 24 July at 13.30 at Palais des Nations, when the Committee will discuss its concluding observations.

The country reports and full list of issues can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=625&Lang=en

The concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee on each of the States under review will also be posted on the above link on Thursday 24 July.

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