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UN Human Rights Committee to review Russia, Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Croatia and Monaco

By United Nations - Office of the UN High Commissione
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GENEVA, Switzerland, March 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from 16 to 24 March. The Committee will review these countries on the following dates:

Russia (16-17 Mar); Cambodia (17-18 Mar); Côte d'Ivoire (18-19 Mar); Cyprus (19-20 Mar);

Croatia (23-24 Mar); Monaco (24-25 Mar)

The above are among the 168 States Parties to the ICCPR, which is one of the main international human rights treaties, and so 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.

Country reports and more information can be found here:

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=897&Lang=en

The Committee's dialogue with the respective government delegations takes place from 15:00 - 18:00 and 10:00 - 13.00 the next day at Palais Wilson, Geneva. Live webcasts of these public sessions can be viewed at http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

A news conference is scheduled for Thursday 2 April at 13.30, Press Room I when the Committee will discuss its concluding observations, which will be published here:

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=897&Lang=en