Human Rights Committee 121 session

Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania scheduled for review (16 October to 10 November 2017)

NGO representative from Swaziland at the briefing with the Human Rights Committee

At its 121 session, the Human Rights Committee will review the State reports of Australia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Mauritius and Romania.

The Committee will also adopt the List of Issues of Algeria, Bahrain and Lao People's Democratic Republic, the List of Issues Prior to Reporting of Japan and the List of Issues in absence of State report of Gambia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The 121 session of the Human Rights Committee will take place in Geneva, Palais Wilson, from 16 October to 10 November 2017.

Deadlines for NGO participation

  • 24 July 2017: NGO reports for List of Issues and List of Issues Prior to Reporting
  • 18 September 2017: NGO reports for State parties under review
  • 29 September 2017: Confirmation of participation at NGO briefings
  • 6 October 2017: Accreditation request

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 will take place at the Conference Room of Palais Wilson on:

  • 16 October 2017 at 11h15: Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Australia & Jordan
  • 23 October 2017 at 12h15: Mauritius, Cameroon, & Romania

PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR REPORT HERE (BETA)

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR PARTICIPATION AT THE NGO FORMAL BRIEFING HERE (BETA)

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. The NGO informal briefings follow the format of Q&A. Committee members will ask questions to participating NGOs.

The NGO informal briefings will take place at Palais Wilson (room TBC) at 14h00 on:

  • 16 October 2017: Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 17 October 2017: Dominican Republic
  • 18 October 2017: Australia
  • 19 October 2017: Jordan
  • 23 October 2017: Mauritius
  • 24 October 2017: Cameroon
  • 25 October 2017: Romania 

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR PARTICIPATION AT THE NGO INFORMAL BRIEFING HERE (BETA)

Guidelines for NGO participation at the Committee's reporting process

The Centre for Civil and Political Rights has released these Guidelines on the Reporting Process to the UN Human Rights Committee in EnglishFrenchSpanishArabic and Russian.

These Guidelines give an overview of the reporting process and the role of the NGOs in this process.

For more information please contact us at info@ccprcentre.org 

Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee

Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee CCPR/C/3/Rev.10

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CCPR NGO and NHRI Participation

Documents adopted by the Human Rights Committee (March 2012)

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Handbook