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12 Jul 2011 description

Human Rights Committee
11 July 2011

Adopts Agenda and Programme of Work, Meets with Non-Governmental Organizations

The Human Rights Committee this morning opened its one-hundredth second session, adopting its agenda and programme of work and hearing an address by Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Committee also held a meeting with non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions on improving cooperation with the Committee.

03 Apr 2011 description

NEW YORK (4 April 2011) : The Human Rights Committee may examine Pakistan's actions to promote and protect human rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, despite a reservation excluding itself from the treaty's reporting obligations.

In a statement issued Friday at the end of its 101st session in New York, the Committee recalled that article 40 of the Covenant, to which Pakistan has made a reservation, gives the Human Rights Committee the competence to study reports submitted by States Parties.