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The UN Committee Against Torture will meet in Geneva from 23 April to 17 May, 2019 to review Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

The above are among the 166 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and so are required to undergo regular reviews on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations.

The public sessions will be held in the first floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva on the following schedule:

Wednesday, 24 April

10:00-13:00 DRC

Thursday, 25 April

10:00-13:00 Mexico

15:00-18:00 DRC

Friday, 26 April

15:00-18:00 Mexico

Monday, 29 April

10:00-13:00 Germany

Tuesday, 30 April

10:00-13:00 South Africa

15:00-18:00 Germany

Wednesday, 1 May

15:00-18:00 South Africa

Thursday, 2 May

10:00-13:00 Benin

Friday, 3 May

15:00-18:00 Benin

Tuesday, 7 May

10:00-13:00 United Kingdom

Wednesday, 8 May

15:00-18:00 United Kingdom

The Committee will publish its findings on the respective States on 17 May and hold a press conference (to be confirmed).

The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CAT66 and the sessions will be webcast live at

Further information about the session is available on the session Web page. Further information is also available regarding media accreditation.

For more information and media requests please contact Julia Grønnevet +41 (0) 22 917 9310 [email protected]

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).