Human Rights Committee 122 session

El Salvador, Guatemala, Hungary, Lebanon, Liberia and Norway scheduled for review (12 March - 6 April 2018)

NGO representatives from Cameroon at the briefing with the Human Rights Committee

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.

At its 122 session, the Human Rights Committee will review the State reports of El Salvador, Guatemala, Hungary, Lebanon, Liberia and Norway.

The Committee will also adopt the List of Issues of Belize, Guinea and Sudan; the List of Issues Prior to Reporting of Botswana, Tunisia and Uruguay and the List of Issues in absence of State report of Niger.

The 122 session of the Human Rights Committee will take place in Geneva, Palais Wilson, from 12 March to 6 April 2018.

Deadlines for NGO submissions

The Human Rights Committee welcomes written information, which should be as specific, reliable and objective as possible, from international, regional, national and local organizations. The information/report must identify the submitting NGO, as anonymous information is not accepted, and be drafted in non-abusive language. The information must be relevant to the Committee’s mandate and the examination of the State party's report. The information should not contain names of victims except if related to public cases or if the consent of the victims or their families is obtained.

The deadlines for NGO submissions are the following:

NGO written submissions should be sent by email to:

Gabriella Habtom

Secretary of the Human Rights Committee

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 report submitted is allowed to take the floor at this briefing.

The NGO formal briefings will take place at the Conference Room of Palais Wilson on the following dates:

  • Monday 12 March 2018 at 11h15: El Salvador, Guatemala, Norway and Lebanon
  • Monday 19 March 2018 at 12h15: Hungary and Liberia

To participate at any of these NGO formal briefings please register here.

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 at Room RS-181 at 14h00 on the following dates:

  • Monday 12 March: Guatemala
  • Tuesday 13 March: El Salvador
  • Wednesday 14 March: Norway
  • Thursday 15 March: Lebanon
  • Monday 19 March: Hungary
  • Tuesday 20 March: Liberia

To participate at any of these NGO informal briefings please register here.

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 

Ground pass and Accreditation

Representatives of non-governmental organizations wishing to attend the session MUST register online and follow the instructions for registration and for obtaining a ground pass. For registration, click here.

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)

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