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Sierra Leone to be reviewed by UN Committee Against Torture

Posted by African Press International on April 28, 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ The UN Committee Against Torture is due to review Sierra Leone’s record for the first time on 1 and 2 May in sessions that will be webcast live.

Sierra Leone is one of the 155 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 10 independent experts.

 The Committee will engage in a dialogue with the Sierra Leone government delegation and also hear from NGOs. The public sessions, which will take place from 10:00 on 1 May and from 15:00 on 2 May, can be viewed here:http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

Sierra Leone’s initial report is available at:

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=890&Lang=en. The Committee will publish its concluding observations here on Friday 23 May.

A press conference is tentatively scheduled for Friday 23 May at 14:00 at Palais des Nations when the Committee will discuss its concluding observations on Sierra Leone and the other countries being reviewed – Uruguay, Thailand, Holy See, Guinea, Montenegro, Cyprus, and Lithuania.

SOURCE

United Nations – Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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