Human Rights Committee 120th session (July 2017)
Honduras, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mongolia, Pakistan, Swaziland and Switzerland scheduled for review
At its 120th session, the Human Rights Committee will review the State reports of Honduras, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mongolia, Pakistan and Switzerland.
Swaziland will be reviewed in absence of report.
The Committee will also adopt the List of Issues of Lebanon and Liberia and the List of Issues Prior to Reporting of Chad, Czech Republic and Peru.
The 120th session of the Human Rights Committee will take place in Geneva, Palais Wilson, from 3 to 28 July 2017.
NGO formal briefings
NGOs who have submitted a written report to the Human Rights Committee have the opportunity to speak at the formal briefing. Only one NGO representative per submitted report is allowed to take the floor at this briefing.
The NGO formal briefing for Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Honduras, Mongolia and Swaziland is scheduled on Monday 3 July at 11.15 at the Conference Room, Ground Floor of Palais Wilson.
The NGO formal briefing for Madagascar and Pakistan will be on Monday 10 July at 12.30 at the Conference Room, Ground Floor of Palais Wilson.
If your NGO wishes to deliver an oral statement at the NGO formal briefing, please send an email to email@example.com, no later than 20 June, indicating:
- Name of the speaker
- Name of the NGO
- State (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Honduras, Mongolia, Swaziland, Madagascar or Pakistan)
Please attach your written report to this email.
Once all the speakers are registered, time will be allocated for each oral statement depending on the total number of speakers.
The oral statements can be delivered in English, Spanish or French. Official interpretation will be available.
NGO informal briefings
NGO informal briefings for each State under review at this session will be organised by CCPR-Centre in agreement with the Committee's Secretariat. They will take place from 14.00 to 14.50 in Palais Wilson (room to be confirmed) according to the following schedule:
- Switzerland - Monday 3 July
- Liechtenstein - Tuesday 4 July
- Honduras - Wednesday 5 July
- Mongolia - Thursday 6 July
- Swaziland - Friday 7 July
- Madagascar - Moday 10 July
- Pakistan - Tuesday 11 July
The NGO informal briefings follow the format of Q&A. Committee members will ask questions to participating NGOs. No need to prepare presentations/oral statements. There will not be a list of speakers. All the NGOs interested in participating at the NGO informal briefings are welcomed. The NGO briefings will be in English and no interpretation will be provided.
Please send a message to info@ccprcentre to confirm attendance to any of the informal briefings.
Human Rights Committee's information note for NGOs
FAQ's on NGO participation
Programme of Work
The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.
Guidelines for NGO participation at the Committee's reporting process
The Centre for Civil and Political Rights has released a new version of the Guidelines on the Reporting Process to the UN Human Rights Committee in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.
These Guidelines give an overview of the reporting process and the role of the NGOs in this process.
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