UN Human Rights Committee to review Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, Sudan, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 4, 2018,-/ African Media Agency (AMA)/- The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will meet in Geneva from October 8 to November 2 to review Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, Sudan, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The meetings will be webcast here and #CCPR124 will be the recommended hashtag for the meeting.

The public sessions will take place in the ground floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva on the following schedule:

Monday, 8 October


15:00-18:00 Belarus

Tuesday, 9 October


10:00-13:00 Belarus

15:00-18:00 Sudan

Wednesday, 10 October


10:00-13:00 Sudan

15:00-18:00 Guinea

Thursday, 11 October


10:00-13:00 Guinea

15:00-18:00 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Friday, 12 October


10:00-13:00 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Monday, 15 October


10:00-13:00 Belize

Tuesday, 16 October


10:00-13:00 Belize

15:00-18:00 Bulgaria

Wednesday, 17 October


10:00-13:00 Bulgaria

All the countries listed above 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.

More information, including submitted reports by the States, may be found here.

At the end of its session the Committee will publish its findings (known as concluding observations) here on Thursday, November 1, and present them at a press conference in Press Room 1 at 13:30 (to be confirmed).  

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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