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UN HR body to review Bangladesh situation Monday, Tuesday
The UN Human Rights Committee will review the situations related to civil and political rights in Bangladesh on Monday and Tuesday in Geneva.
The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.
The UN Human Rights Committee monitors implementation by States of one of the main international human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
The Committee will also review situations in Serbia (March 7-8); Turkmenistan (March 8-9); Italy (March 9-10); Thailand (March 13 -14); Bosnia and Herzegovina (March 14-15), according to a message UNB received from Geneva.
The above are among the 169 States that have ratified the ICCPR and so are required to be reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts.
The public sessions, which will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/, will take place from 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm at Palais Wilson, Geneva.
All the States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented.