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Human Rights Committee holds its one hundred and seventeenth session in Geneva from 20 June to 15 July 2016 - Concluding observations on the initial report of Ghana©

Human Rights Committee holds its one hundred and seventeenth session in Geneva from 20 June to 15 July 2016 - Concluding observations on the initial report of Ghana

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Experts to Review Reports of Ghana.

GENEVA (16 June 2016) - The Human Rights Committee will hold its one hundred and seventeenth session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva from 20 June to 15 July 2016, during which it will review the reports of Ghana on how it is implementing the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

On Monday, 20 June, the Committee will hear an address by the High Commissioner for Human Rights or his representative and will also adopt its agenda and programme of work. During the session, the Committee will hear, in closed meetings, from United Nations bodies, specialized agencies, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations on the situation in the countries that it will review.

During the session, the Committee will continue discussing a draft General Comment on Article 6, on the right to life, and address its methods of work. It will consider the progress report of the Special Rapporteur on Follow-up to Concluding Observations and hold a discussion on Follow-up to Views. The Committee will also consider a number of individual communications in closed meetings.

On 23 June in the afternoon, the Human Rights Committee will hold a joint meeting with the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. More information on the year-long campaign entitled “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always" is available at the following link : www.ohchr.org/2covenants.

Concluding observations on the initial report of Ghana : English and French