UN Committee reviews human rights situation in Afghanistan
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Committee against Torture would be meeting in Geneva from 18 April to 12 May to review human rights situation in the following countries in sessions that would be webcast live, a Statement from the UN committee against torture said on Friday.
The committee would review human rights situation in Pakistan (18-19 April); Lebanon (20-21 April); Bahrain (21 and 24 April); Afghanistan (25-26 April); Argentina (26-27 April) and Republic of Korea (2-3 May).
The above are among the 161 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and so are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations.
The Committee, which is composed of 10 independent experts, will engage in a dialogue with the respective government delegations. The public sessions, held at Palais Wilson in Geneva, begin at 10:00 Geneva time and continue at 15:00 the following day. The sessions will be webcast live at: http://webtv.un.org/.
The Committee would publish its findings, officially known as concluding observations, on the respective states here on 12 May. A news conference to discuss the findings was scheduled for 12:30 on 12 May at Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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