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Contents 

 

Concluding Observations and Webcast of the review: 

Dominican Republic
Yemen
Turkmenistan
Guatemala
Cape Verde

 

 Lists of Issues


New development: Public review in the absence of a report


Press Releases:   

Dominican Republic
Guatemala
Cape Verde

 

Next General Comment 

 




 

 

UN Human Rights Committee  

104th Session

 

Concluding Observations  

 

 



Statereview  Consideration of State reports and Concluding Observations

At its 104th session, the Human Rights Committee reviewed the implementation of the ICCPR in Dominican Republic, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Guatemala and Cape Verde. At the end of the session the Committee adopted Concluding Observations on each of these States.

Each of these reviews was WEBCAST live by the Centre for Civil and Political Rights and recorded. The audio recordings are archived online at http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/category/webcast-archives/ and are linked from the country pages on the CCPR-Centre website:
For highlights on the review of Dominican Republic, watch Prof. Salvioli, Committee member
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Dominican Republic (Spanish)
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Dominican Republic (Spanish)

  •   Yemen - Concluding Observations (E) - Watch the review in Arabic (I,II,III,IV)    
For highlights on the review of Yemen, watch Mr. Bouzid, Committee member
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Yemen (Arabic)
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Yemen (Arabic)

For highlights on the review of Turkmenistan, watch Mr. Thelin, Committee member
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Turkmenistan
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Turkmenistan

For highlights on the review of Guatemala, watch Prof. Salvioli, Committee member, talking about the review of Guatemala
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Guatemala (Spanish)
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Review of Guatemala (Spanish)

and about the issue of delegation of security powers
Seguridad en Guatemala - Prof. Salvioli, vice-presidente del Comité de Derechos Humanos
Seguridad en Guatemala - Prof. Salvioli, vice-presidente del Comité de Derechos Humanos

PUBLICREVIEW New Development: Public Review of Cape Verde in the Absence of a Report


For the first time in the history of the UN Human Rights Committee, the Committee reviewed Cape Verde in the absence of a report in a public session, and adopted public Concluding Observations.

This special procedure of examination in absence of a report is usually used for States that do not comply with their reporting obligations. Up until now, the review in the absence of a report was conducted in a closed session, and the Concluding Observations adopted after the review were provisional and confidential, since the State was given an additional period to provide further information and accept the recommendations. However, the Committee decided to change this procedure in its previous session (103rd, October 2011), and as a consequence, the review of Cape Verde was conducted publicly.

The entire process has become more transparent and more accessible to civil society and individuals of the countries that are being reviewed in the absence of a report. The  concluding observations will no longer be provisional, as they have been made public at the end of the session.

Watch Patrick Mutzenberg, Director of the CCPR-Centre talking about this and other aspects of the session
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Outcome of the session (French)
Human Rights Committee 104 session - Outcome of the session (French)
Watch Ms Motoc, Committee member, talking about the role of NGOs at the Human Rights Committee
HRC 104 youtube outcome NGO role ENG
HRC 104 youtube outcome NGO role ENG




LOI Lists of Issues


During the 104th session the Committee adopted Lists of Issues on: These Lists of Issues will be available shortly from the CCPR website.

 

FU Follow-up to the Concluding Observations

A list of the States currently engaged in the Committee's Follow-up procedure can be found here.

The Progress Report of the Special Rapporteur on Follow-up to the Concluding Observations from the 103rd Session is available in French, and the Annex in English.
The Progress Report from the 104th Session will shortly be available.


Before the 104th Session national NGOs submitted alternative progress reports on:
PRs   Press Releases



DomPRDominican Civil Society raises its voice before of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

 

New York, March 12-13, 2012 - In an unprecedented turn out, Dominican civil society jointly presented its report before the United Nations Human Rights Committee at its 104th Session held in New York from March 12-13, 2012.

The report, which had been initialled by 11 national human rights associations and coalitions, was greatly taken into account by the Committee during its examination of the situation in the Dominican Republic.

Read more...
 

 

   GuatemPRGuatemala must react strongly against impunity   

 

 

New York, 20 March 2012.  - The UN Human Rights Committee expressed its strong concern regarding impunity during the review of Guatemala that took place in New York on 19 and 20 March 2012.

Hours before the review, the Guatemalan civil society had a fruitful exchanged with the Committee, who took many of their issues into account during the dialogue with the State delegation.

Read more... See the press release in Spanish 

 

 

   

New York, 22 March 2012 -The UN Human Rights Committee concluded its review of Cape Verde in the absence of a State report on the implementation of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), due since 1994.

This special procedure of examination in absence of a report is usually used for States that do not comply with their reporting obligations.  For the first time in the history of the Human Rights Committee, the review was conducted publicly and not in a closed session, as it used to be the case. "The Committee has decided to change its practice in order to render the review more transparent and not to give an added advantage to those States that are in default of their reporting obligations" said Liliana Trillo Diaz, from the Centre for Civil and Political Rights.

Read more...  

ART
Next General Comment: Article 9

In its 104th session, the Human Rights Committee announced that the next General Comment that the Human Rights Committee will be working on will be on article 9 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. 


States to be reviewed:

NGO reports should be submitted at the latest two weeks before the review (a precise date will be given by the Secretariat)    

 

List of Issues Prior to Reporting will be prepared on:  

NGO reports should be submitted at the latest at the end of April 2012 (a precise date will be given by the Secretariat)    

 

 

 


    

Lists of Issues will be prepared on:

  •  Angola 
  • China-Macao 
  • Germany 
  • Haiti
  • Peru 
  •  

    NGO reports should be submitted at the latest at the end of April 2012 (a precise date will be given by the Secretariat)  

     

 


 
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