UN disability rights committee to review Panama, Morocco, Montenegro, Latvia, Luxembourg, and the UK

Europe, Misc., News, August 13 2017

GENEVA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is meeting in Geneva from 14 to 31 August 2017 to review the following countries: Latvia, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Panama, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

During the meetings in Geneva, Committee members will hold dialogues with the respective State delegations. These will take place on the following dates: Panama (15-16 August); Morocco (16-17 August); Montenegro (17-18 August); Latvia (21-22 August); Luxembourg (22-23 August); UK (23-24 August).

The Committee will also hear from organisations representing persons with disabilities, NGOs and national human rights institutions.

Venue: Room 17, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Time: Each dialogue runs from 15:00 to 18:00 Geneva time and continues the following day from 10:00 to 13:00.  The public sessions will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/

The issues likely to be discussed, the States’ reports, plus information from civil society organisations can be found at https://goo.gl/88VKiZ. The Committee will publish its findings on the respective countries, known officially as concluding observations, at this same link on 31 August 2017. A news conference to discuss the findings is scheduled for 12h30 on 31 August at Palais des Nations in Geneva.


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