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17 Oct 2017 description

GENEVE (17 octobre 2017) - Le Comité des droits de l’homme a examiné, hier après-midi et ce matin, le rapport de la République démocratique du Congo sur les mesures prises par ce pays pour donner effet aux dispositions du Pacte international relatif aux droits civils et politiques.

17 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (17 October 2017) - The Human Rights Committee this morning completed its consideration of the fourth periodic report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

29 Mar 2016 description

AFTERNOON

GENEVA (24 March 2016) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted six resolutions, including on protecting human rights defenders addressing economic, social and cultural rights; on the protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests; and four under the agenda item relating to the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. The Council also appointed four Special Procedure mandate holders, before closing its thirty-first session.

18 Sep 2015 description

I. Introduction

  1. The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 December 2006. The Convention was opened for signature on 6 February 2007.

18 Sep 2015 description

I. Introduction

  1. The Republic of Iraq reaffirms its support for and faith in the United Nations human rights mechanisms and is pleased to submit its initial report to the Committee on Enforced Disappearances under article 29, paragraph 1 of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance on the measures taken by the Iraqi Government to fulfil its obligations under the Convention.

12 Mar 2014 description

The Human Rights Committee this morning concluded its consideration of the initial report of Sierra Leone on its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

18 Oct 2012 description

The Human Rights Committee this morning concluded its consideration of the fourth periodic report of the Philippines on its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

21 Mar 2012 description

HR/CT/745

Human Rights Committee
104th Session
2875th Meeting (AM)

Following Two-Day Consideration, Delegation Says ‘Mindset’ Truly Changed; State Of Denial Replaced by Genuine Desire to Build Society That Protects Human Rights

18 Mar 2012 description

HR/CT/744

Human Rights Committee
104th Session
2874th Meeting* (PM)

Introducing Report, Delegation Highlights Transitional Justice, Indigenous Rights; Experts Pose Questions on Violence against Women, Reparations, States of Emergency

14 Mar 2012 description

HR/CT/741

Human Rights Committee
104th Session 2868th Meeting* (PM)

Delegation Says President Resigned in February, New Constitution Being Drafted;
Experts Raise Questions on Broad Amnesty Law, Use of Force against Demonstrators

13 Mar 2012 description

HR/CT/740

Human Rights Committee
104th Session
2865th Meeting (AM)

After Two Day Discussion, Delegation Says Government Committed To Strengthening Human Rights Protections, Compliance with Covenant

Taking note of the new Constitution of the Dominican Republic and impressed by “the level of humility the delegation had shown in acknowledging the problems” as it worked towards stronger human rights protections, the Human Rights Committee today expressed concern about abuses in law enforcement and racial discrimination towards migrants in that country.

12 Mar 2012 description

HR/CT/739

Human Rights Committee
104th Session
2863rd & 2864th Meetings (AM & PM)

Introducing 5th Report, Delegation Highlights New Constitution, Related Reforms; Experts Pose Questions on Immigration, Violence against Women, Among Other Issues

12 Mar 2012 description

DH/CT/739

Pacte international relatif
aux droits civils et politiques
Comité des droits de l’homme
Cent-quatrième session
2863e & 2864e séances – matin & après-midi

Le Comité des droits de l’homme a entamé, aujourd’hui, sa cent-quatrième session avec l’examen du cinquième rapport périodique de la République dominicaine*. Les 18 experts du Comité se sont inquiétés des exécutions extrajudiciaires, de la violence conjugale et du sort des immigrés haïtiens.

13 Oct 2011 description

BACKGROUND RELEASE

13 October 2011

Experts will review reports of Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait and Norway and will consider situation in Malawi in absence of a report

13 Jul 2011 description

Human Rights Committee 12 July 2011

The Human Rights Committee has concluded its consideration of the initial report of Ethiopia on the measures undertaken by that country to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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.