08 November 2017

UN Committee against Torture to review Timor Leste

Posted November 6th, 2017 for Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (6 November 2017) - The UN Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 7 November to 7 December to review the following countries: Moldova (7-8 November), Cameroon (8-9 November), Bosnia and Herzegovina (10-13 November), Italy (14-15 November), Mauritius (17-20 November), Bulgaria (20-21 November), Timor Leste (22-23 November) and Rwanda (23-24 November).

The above are among the 162 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/.

Further information is available here.

The Committee will publish its findings, officially known as concluding observations, on the respective states here on 7 December 2017. A news conference to discuss the findings is scheduled for 7 December 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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For media requests please contact: Nicoleta Panta,  +41(0) 22 9179310/npanta@ohchr.org

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