Overview of the 135th Session of the Human Rights Committee (27 June - 27 July, 2022)

Published on 20 Jul 2022, 12:00 PM

The Committee reviewed six countries on the application of the ICCPR, while the dialogue with the Russian delegation was postponed once again.

From 27 June to 27 July, 2022, the Human Rights Committee held its 135th session in Palais Wilson, Geneva.

Review of Russian Federation postponed for the second time

The review of the eighth report of Russia, which was scheduled for the previous session of the Committee, has been postponed again. Despite the delegation’s absence, the briefings for civil society still took place, and they shared information regarding violations of freedom of assembly and expression in Russia interconnected with the war in Ukraine.

The Committee postponed the review of the Russian Federation for its 136th session, which will take place in October, 2022.

Follow-up to Concluding Observations and Views

The Committee adopted a report on Follow-up to Concluding Observations concerning Bahrain, El Salvador, Lithuania, and Romania.

The reports on Follow-up will be available soon here.

Decisions adopted on Individual communications

The Committee adopted 64 decisions on individual communications concerning issues like climate change, political rights, and life imprisionment, among others. From these, 6 were declared inadmissible, 14 were discontinued, and 44 were decided on merits.

Regarding the cases which were decided on the merits, the Committee found:

  • 43 violations
  • 1 non-violation

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)

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CCPR NHRI Participation

Documents adopted by the Human Rights Committee (November 2012)

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