Overview of the 127th session

Published on 04 Nov 2019, 02:19 PM

Human Rights Committee – 127th session – October 2019

Palais Wilson, Genève

Examination of six countries and adoption of List of Issues

The Committee reviewed the reports of five State parties on the implementation of the  ICCPR: Senegal, Belgium, Mexico, Czech Republic, Cabo Verde. Central African Republic was scheduled to be reviewed, but the State communicated with the Committee on the day of the review that it could not make it to Geneva. The review was postponed to the March session. 

The Committee also adopted the lists of issues in relation to Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Nicaragua and Ukraine and the Lists of Issues Prior to Reporting in relation to Croatia and Spain

Follow-up procedure

The Committee adopted the report on Follow-up to Concluding Observations which assesses the information received on the implementation of the Committee’s recommendations in relation to four States: Ghana, Azerbaijan, Morocco and Pakistan.

Follow-up Reports of the Special Rapporteur on follow-up on Concluding Observations relating to Ghana, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Morocco are now available. 

44 decisions adopted under the individual communication procedure

During this session, the Committee considered 44 draft decisions under the individual communication procedure. Out of the 41 decisions adopted, 16 were decided on the merits, 14 cases were declared inadmissible and 11 were discontinued. Regarding the cases decided on the merits, the Committee found violations in 12 of them and no violation in 4 cases.

It is important to highlight that 5 cases were discussed in dual chambers as a measure of the Committee to deal with the backlog of the individual communications.

First reading of the draft General Comment on the right to peaceful assembly

The Human Rights Committee concluded the first reading of the Draft General Comment on Article 21 of the ICCPR (Right of Peaceful Assembly).

All stakeholders are now invited to provide their comments on the new draft in writing to ccpr@ohchr.org by 14 February 2020

Moving towards a predictable review cycle

In 2020, the Human Rights Committee will move to a predictable review cycle to ensure regular reporting by all States parties. The calendar will be based on a 8-year cycle. 

Call for comments on the Draft General Comment on the Right to Peaceful Protest

Call for comments on the Draft General Comment on the Right to Peaceful Protest

Human Rights Committee invites stakeholders to submit comments on the revised draft of the General Comment on art. 21 of the ICCPR

Launch of the Practitioners’ Guide at the COSP in Abu Dhabi

Launch of the Practitioners’ Guide at the COSP in Abu Dhabi

The Centre participated for the first time in the Conference of State parties (COSP) to the UNCAC, in December 2019

Launch of the practitioners' guide on corruption and human rights

Launch of the practitioners' guide on corruption and human rights

On the occasion of the launch of the guide, a panel explored innovative practical ideas on how best to address corruption-related human rights issues within the UN human rights framework

Human Rights Committee - 128th session - March 2020

Human Rights Committee - 128th session - March 2020

Central African Republic, Dominica, Portugal, Togo, Tunisia and Uzbekistan under review

Human Rights Committee completes first reading of the Draft General Comment on the Right of Peaceful Assembly

Human Rights Committee completes first reading of the Draft General Comment on the Right of Peaceful Assembly

The HR Committee continued and concluded the first reading of the draft General Comment during its 127th session in October and November 2019

Towards the 30th anniversary of the OP2-ICCPR

Towards the 30th anniversary of the OP2-ICCPR

A multi-stakeholder meeting to counter the reintroduction of death penalty

NGOs call for enhanced predictability in State reviews and adequate funding for Treaty Bodies

NGOs call for enhanced predictability in State reviews and adequate funding for Treaty Bodies

More than 30 NGOs submit a joint proposal to improve the UN Treaty Bodies reporting procedure

Simple Guide on ICCPR (Steps towards ICCPR ratification and implementation by Myanmar Part 3)

Simple Guide on ICCPR (Steps towards ICCPR ratification and implementation by Myanmar Part 3)

Simple and easy to read commentary to articles 1-27 ICCPR published

Human Rights Committee - 127th session – October and November 2019

Human Rights Committee - 127th session – October and November 2019

Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Mexico and Senegal under review.

Overview of the 126th session

Overview of the 126th session

Human Rights Committee - 126th session - July 2019

Civil society of Eswatini participates at the Human Rights Council

Civil society of Eswatini participates at the Human Rights Council

CSOs from Eswatini advocate for women's rights at the Human Rights Council 41st session - June 2019

Mauritanie : liberté d’expression et protection des défenseurs des droits de l’homme

Mauritanie : liberté d’expression et protection des défenseurs des droits de l’homme

Comité des droits de l’homme - 126ème session - juillet 2019

Draft General Comment on the Right of Peaceful Assembly

Draft General Comment on the Right of Peaceful Assembly

The Human Rights Committee started the first reading of the draft General Comment during its 126th session in July 2019

Consultation on cases regarding corruption

Consultation on cases regarding corruption

The CCPR-Centre organized a consultation to identify cases on corruption that could be submitted to the Treaty Bodies

NGOs meet in Geneva to discuss strengthening of UN Treaty Bodies

NGOs meet in Geneva to discuss strengthening of UN Treaty Bodies

Civil Society Organizations brainstormed on ideas for a harmonized UN Treaty Body System

Entretien avec le point focal du Comité des droits de l'homme au sujet des représailles

Entretien avec le point focal du Comité des droits de l'homme au sujet des représailles

Entretien avec M. Koita, le point focal sur les représailles contre les personnes qui coopèrent avec le Comité des droits de l'homme

UN budget shortfalls affecting UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

UN budget shortfalls affecting UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

October session of the HR Committee might be cancelled

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Improving the Human Rights Dimension in the Fight Against Corruption

Improving the Human Rights Dimension in the Fight Against Corruption

Corruption is not systematically addressed by the UN Treaty Bodies

Experts Meeting to contribute to the first Practitioner Guide on corruption and human rights

Experts Meeting to contribute to the first Practitioner Guide on corruption and human rights

The Guide will increase the participation of anti-corruption Groups in the work of the UN Treaty Bodies

Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023

Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023

The Centre for Civil and Political Rights adopted a new strategic plan

The UN Human Rights Committee – A Year in Review – 2017

The UN Human Rights Committee – A Year in Review – 2017

An Analysis of the Findings of the UN Human Rights Committee in 2017

Human Rights Committee - 126th session - July 2019

Human Rights Committee - 126th session - July 2019

Mauritania, Netherlands, Paraguay, Tajikistan, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria

UN Human Rights Committee publishes its recommendations for ICCPR review on six countries

UN Human Rights Committee publishes its recommendations for ICCPR review on six countries

In focus: Angola, Estonia, Niger, Viet Nam, Eritrea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

General Discussion on the Right of Peaceful Assembly

General Discussion on the Right of Peaceful Assembly

Human Rights Committee's 125th session - March 2019

Overview of the 125th session

Overview of the 125th session

Human Rights Committee's 125th session - March 2019

Adoption of the General Comment no. 36 on the Right to Life

Adoption of the General Comment no. 36 on the Right to Life

Human Rights Committees 124th session - October 2018

Human Rights Committee's 125th session

Human Rights Committee's 125th session

Angola, Estonia, Niger, Viet Nam, Eritrea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (4 - 29 March 2019)

Overview of the 124th session

Overview of the 124th session

Human Rights Committee's 124th session - October 2018

Improving the Human Rights dimension of the fight against corruption - Expert consultation

Improving the Human Rights dimension of the fight against corruption - Expert consultation

Expert Consultation on the draft of a practitioner guide on corruption and human rights violations - June 2018

Continuation of the second reading of draft General Comment no. 36 on the Right to Life

Continuation of the second reading of draft General Comment no. 36 on the Right to Life

Second reading draft General Comment | HR Committee | July 2018

Adoption of the Recommendations on Algeria, Bahrain, Laos, Liberia and Lithuania

Adoption of the Recommendations on Algeria, Bahrain, Laos, Liberia and Lithuania

The HR Committee adopted its recommendations for the countries reviewed in July 2018

Human Rights Committee’s 124th session

Human Rights Committee’s 124th session

Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, Sudan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines scheduled for review (8 October – 2 November 2018)

Overview of the 123rd session

Overview of the 123rd session

Human Rights Committee's 123rd session - July 2018

Annual Report 2017-18

Annual Report 2017-18

Our activities to promote the full implementation of ICCPR

Elections of HR Committee members 2018

Elections of HR Committee members 2018

On 14 June 2018, State parties to ICCPR elected 9 (new) members of HR Committee to serve from January 2019 to December 2022

Continuation of the second reading of draft General Comment no. 36 on the Right to Life

Continuation of the second reading of draft General Comment no. 36 on the Right to Life

Second reading draft General Comment | HR Committee | April 2018

Human Rights Committee’s 123rd session

Human Rights Committee’s 123rd session

Algeria, Bahrain, Gambia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lithuania and Liberia scheduled for review (2 – 27 July 2018)

Visita del CCPR-Centre a Ecuador

Visita del CCPR-Centre a Ecuador

Estado ecuatoriano se muestra cooperativo con el proceso de seguimiento a recomendaciones del Comité de Derechos Humanos

Overview of the 122nd session

Overview of the 122nd session

Human Rights Committee's 122nd session - March 2018

National consultation in Lebanon ahead of the upcoming ICCPR review

National consultation in Lebanon ahead of the upcoming ICCPR review

A crucial examination after 20 years of absence

El CCPR-Centre concluyó su misión de apoyo al seguimiento en Costa Rica

El CCPR-Centre concluyó su misión de apoyo al seguimiento en Costa Rica

Evaluar los avances en las recomendaciones prioritarias del Comité de Derechos Humanos

Human Rights Committee 122 session

Human Rights Committee 122 session

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

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 Participation

Documents adopted by the Human Rights Committee (March 2012)

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Handbook

CCPR NHRI Participation

Documents adopted by the Human Rights Committee (November 2012)

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese